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TLBAA EDUCATIONAL/RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE Matt McGuire - (405) 742-4351 semkinlonghorns@mindspring.com Mark Hubbell – (269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com Dr. David Hillis – (512) 789-6659 doublehelix@att.net Felix Serna – (361) 294-5331 fserna@elcoyote.com John T. Baker – (512) 515-6730 jtb2@earthlink.net Russell Hooks – (409) 381-0616 russellh@longhornroundup.com


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SEPTEMBER 2017 Vol. 29 • No. 6


Records Broken at 2017 Diann Chase Expo By Jim Curry

18Longhorn Women: Part 1 Bony and Soft Tissue “Lump 32Jaw” in Cattle By Heather Smith Thomas

FEATURES Plans to Attend Longhorn Weekend 29 Make Learn more about the activities planned for the January event


Affiliate Prince & Princess Contest


Texas Longhorn Breeders Hall of Fame


Calling for Nominations For The TLBAA Special Awards Time is running out!


Forage Quality Photo Guide Evaluating Diet Quality


DEPARTMENTS 2 Board of Directors

6 Editor’s Note

8 TLBAA Announcements

16 - NEW! Meet The Members

38 Affiliate News

Nominations now being accepted

Selected by Grazing Beef Cattle Using Photographic Guidelines Courtesy of AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M System

42 In The Pen

47 Index/Just For Grins

48 Calendar

Texas Longhorn Breeding Table For Cows

About the Cover: The Diann Chase Scholarship Expo broke records this year. The Grand Champions grace the cover

this year and include (top to bottom) Grand Champion Bull Santa Ana, exhibited and owned by Carter Smith; Grand Champion Female TC3 Girlee Girl, exhibited and owned by Caroline Girard; Grand Champion Steer TTT Real McCoy, exhibited and owned by Cody Garcia. Full show coverage can be found starting on pg. 10. Photos by Peri Hughes, Barron Photografix.

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Women have been a part of the Longhorn industry since the cattle drives of the late 1800’s. Chasing rabbit trails brought me to several interesting facts, but I’ll hold some of that for future issues. This month we hear from women currently active in the Longhorn industry that have been involved for at least a dozen years, most many more. You can get to know more about who they are starting on pg. 18. Stayed tuned for part two next month to hear from the up and coming group of female Longhorn enthusiasts. We have a new item this month that we hope to continue, “Meet Our Members”. It is designed to give a brief introduction of members who have been active for three years or less. It’s a way to “break the ice” as they start to interact with fellow breeders at events. Any active TLBAA member that has been with us three years or less is welcome to participate. Simply email myra@ tlbaa.org for the questionnaire. To meet the Fairbanks this month, see pg. 16. We love breeder participation in Trails Magazine. If you have story ideas or topics you would like to see discussed, please let me hear from you. We’re always open for “Just for Grins” photo submissions and any great shots that you would like to submit for consideration. Nominations are due September 15th for the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame and the TLBAA Special Awards. Deserving breeders cannot win if they are not nominated. Criteria and forms for both are available in this months issue on pgs. 35 and 37. These awards will be given out during the Longhorn Weekend events in January. Another contest open to all members is the Affiliate Prince & Princess contest. See pg. 29 for more details or contact your local affiliate. The affiliates need your prince and princess contest entries by September 25th. So get those cameras out and get the best photo possible as the contestants are judged solely from photos. Fall is upon us and it is a busy season in the Longhorn industry. Included with your Trails this month is the TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale Catalog as well as the Fort Worth stockyards Sale Catalog. These events, as well as the Hill Country Heritage Sale all happen in September and October. There are lots of upcoming affiliate Longhorn shows as well. Check the calendar on pg.48 and start making plans to attend these events. You do not want to miss the 2017 TLBAA Horn Showcase! The entries are in, the sale catalog is here and it is shaping up to be the biggest and best year ever! With two sales, a futurity, bull and embryo alley – there will be something for everyone. The city of Lawton, OK, has put out the red carpet, come join us and be prepared to have a great time! We look forward to seeing you down the road!

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TLBAA Announcements

NOMINATION DEADLINES SEPT. 15TH If you know of deserving individuals that you would like to see eligible for consideration for the Texas Longhorn Breeders Hall of Fame or for the TLBAA Special Awards to be given during Longhorn Weekend in January 2018, please get your nominations in before 5 p.m. on September 15, 2017. For complete information and a form you can mail or fax see the following pages: Texas Longhorn Breeder Hall of Fame pgs. 34-35 TLBAA Year End Awards pgs. 36-37

Over 1,500 Registrations & Transfers Submitted While our members were inside dodging the July heat, they submitted a little over 1,500 requests for registrations and transfers. Approximately 1,200 were registrations! We appreciate the opportunity to serve as your registry.

So many exciting things on the horizon.... a brand new website, a complete HORNS update, and IT infrastructure equipment upgrades! These upgrades will allow us to serve you better and expand our platform of service offerings.

Introduce Yourself to the TLBAA Membership Trails magazine is happy to announce the return of the former Breeder Spotlight feature under the new name “Meet Our Members”. It gives those new to the industry a chance to introduce themselves to the TLBAA membership. Be sure and keep an eye out for these new breeders at the events you attend and tell them welcome aboard! To meet our first participants and to learn how you can participate, turn to pg. 16.

Hit Us With Your Best Shot… We are always in need of good photographs of everyday life with Longhorns. So the next time you are feeding, vaccinating, working in a chute or just catch a great photo opportunity, grab that camera and send us the results. Be sure to send all photos at the largest file size possible and include your name for photo credit. We will keep photos on file for use in future editorial and, if outstanding, it could become Trails cover. Smart phone tip: If using a smart phone try to minimize the amount you use the zoom. The more you zoom in the worse the photo will look in print. Submit photos to myra@tlbaa.org. If you do not receive an email confirming receipt please check to see if the photo came through to us. 8 | September 2017




Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 S. Rosemary Dr. • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100 edie.wakefield@gmail.com Beadle Land & Cattle Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA 95032 (408) 834-0110 Ray.Beadle@gapac.com BPT Longhorns Ben & Phyllis Termin Weatherford, TX 817-374-2635 luvmylonghorns@gmail.com Christa Cattle Co. Jason & Louis Christa 2577 FM 1107 • Stockdale, TX 78160 christacattleco@msn.com www.christacattleco.com Louis (210) 863-7003 Jason (210) 232-1818 Dalgood Longhorns Malcolm & Connie Goodman 6260 Inwood Dr. • Houston, TX 77057 (713) 782-8422 dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com Falls Creek Longhorns Stan Tidwell Midlothian, TX 972-723-2495 Jack Mountain Ranch Hal & Betty Meyer 8000 Mount Sharp Rd. • Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 422-4681 cell (512) 842-1116 halmeyer@hotmail.com Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. John & Jane Thate 418 W. Margaret St. • Fairmont, MN 56031 (507) 235-3467 Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety Little Ace Cattle Co. P.O. Box 386 • Folsom, LA 70437 (985) 796-3918 ketyfolsom@aol.com LL Longhorns Neil & Cynthia Hall 1414 Thorton Rd. • Houston, TX 77018 (206) 574-8950 www.lllonghorns.com cynthia@lllonghorns.com McLeod Ranch Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 CR 3031 • Edna, TX 77957 (361) 782-0155 Brennan & Michele Potts Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579 • Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 www.rockingplonghorns.com bpotts1@verizon.net Rio Vista Ranch Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane • Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 • Cell: (512) 422-8336 e-mail: elmer@riovistaranch.com www.riovistaranch.com Triple R Ranch Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Rd. • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.com Westfarms Inc. Dale, Lynette, Leslie & Matt Westmoreland 13529 Hwy 450 • Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 839-5713 • Cell: (985) 515-3172 e-mail: westfarmsinc@gmail.com


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Records Broken at 2017 Diann Chase Expo


he 2017 Diann Chase of volunteer Donna Schaper. Longhorn Scholarship In the Painting/Drawing JuExpo was the largest nior Division first place went and most successful, Autoto Oran Chambliss, while in bahn Youth Tour event on the Photography Junior Divirecord with 727 cattle entered sion, Creedon Rand claimed and 271 participants. Making first place. Anna Reed had the Expo run smoothly were a first in the Painting/Drawhost of dedicated volunteers, ing Intermediate group, and all with a shared commitment Wyatt Schaper took the blue to the youth of the Texas ribbon in Photography. In Longhorn breed. Cattle exthe Teen Division Painting/ hibitors and extra activity parDrawing, Reagan Robinson ticipants, were awarded over was first and the Photography $413,000 in scholarships due Teen Division went to AnAll Around Exhibitor Winners: Isabel Gonzalez, Shelby to the generosity of John & nalisa Romero. Jason Harwell Coe, Savannah Duncan, Reagan Powers Lauri Chase. The Chaseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bigwon the blue ribbon in Senior heartedness is instrumental in helping make the dream Painting/Drawing and Caroline Girard had first in Phoof attending college an attainable goal to innumerable tography. Best in Show went to Reagan Robinson with youth since the inception of the Autobahn Youth Tour his Painting/Drawing entry out of the Teen Division. in 2000. Shop Projects judging in the afternoon was held unWednesday, June 14th was move in day as exhibitors der the proficient supervision of Kim Vinson and Joe arrived, signed up for extra activities, Miller. Judges Brent Bolen, Debbie unloaded shop projects, art projects Fulwiler, Scott Schumacher, Jamie and of course, their cookie contest Maxwell, Richard Schemerhorn, and entries. Beth Tanner and Larry BarkMichael Wilson assessed 68 entries in er orchestrated the stalling of cattle the Metal and Wood categories. The in the Moncrief Building and Cattle judges were unanimous in agreeing Barns 3 & 4, while Laura Standley and that the competition was extremely Pam Dodson quickly and efficiently challenging due to the overall qualchecked in exhibitors who each reity of the projects. In the Wood Diviceived an arrival packet and signed sion, blue ribbons were awarded to up for extra activities. The day ended Junior Mateo Gonzalez, Intermediwith a Barn Party, graciously sponate Shelby Coe, Teen Joseph Gerlach sored by Rodney and Patti Mahaffey, and Senior Matthew Wallace. Matof pizza and soft drinks for all exhibithew Wallace was Grand Champion Best in Show Shop Projects: tors and attendees. in Wood and Kortni Throckmorton Matthew Shipman Larry Barker conducted an Exhibwas Reserve Grand Champion. In itorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting Thursday morning in the Watt Arena to the Metal Division, blue ribbons went to Junior Addison welcome everyone and prepare the competitors for a Crumpton, Intermediate Avery Roesler, Teen Matthew busy four days of activities. On the schedule for ThursShipman, and Senior Isabella Clark. Matthew Shipman day was the Extemporaneous Essay, Short Course Quiz was Grand Champion in Metal and Best in Show-Overand Livestock Judging contests. Also on tap for the 15th all, while Isabella Clark was Reserve Grand Champion was judging of Shop Projects and Art, making for a deMetal. manding day for all. In the Extemporaneous Essay competition judgArt Contest judge Angie Bulaich evaluated 176 art es Shannon Stoker and Martha Hollida Garrett were entries in total. All the art entries in both Painting/ tasked with selecting the winners from 195 entries. As Drawing and Photography were carefully organized by volunteers Lori McCarty and Spring Johnson kept the category and age division due to the outstanding skills contest running smoothly, the judges were allowed to 10 | September 2017


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Feature – continued from pg.10 focus on choosing the best Essays. Logan Teen, and 89 Senior exhibitors for a toHarle topped the Juniors, Shelby Coe won tal of 231 in Showmanship. In Junior out in the Intermediate, Reagan PowShowmanship, Division A was won by ers claimed the Teen Division, and Isabel Oran Chambliss, while Caroline Holson Gonzales bested the Senior age group. At took Division B and was Junior Ultimate the end of the day, the judges were highly Showman. Rylee Yarborough placed first impressed with the level of skill shown in Division A Intermediate Showman by the competitors, and were enthusiasand Jacob Lowrie won Division B and tic about returning to be involved in the was Intermediate Ultimate Showman. Autobahn Youth Tour experience in the In the Teen Division, Clarice Francis future. took Division A and Ultimate Showman, The Short Course quiz had the highest while Jordan Goodner won Division B. number of entries with 215 exhibitors takCade Radenbaugh took first place in Diing part. Zoe Medina earned first place in vision A Seniors and was Senior Ultimate Judge Scott Schaake the Junior Division, Jacob Sylvie in InterShowman. Division B Senior winner was mediates, Joseph Gerlach in Teen, and Isabel Gonzalez Piper Smith. was the Senior winner. The Speech Contest was also on the schedule Friday Always ready to lend a hand, Beth Tanner compiled as judges Debbie Bowman, Julia Buswold, Doug Dowd, four classes of Texas Longhorn cattle to be judged by Konrad Halbert, Alexandria Hoenich, Kay Howell, Erin 214 exhibitors in Livestock Judging. Judge Scott Farm- McDonald, Bruce Moon, Jim Reeves, Dan Stuchal, Juer, of Livestock Nutrition Center, quickly and efficiently lia Summers, and Lorinda Valentine assessed 158 entries placed the cattle for this event. The Junior Division blue in all. Always a stiff competition, the Speech Contest ribbon went to Larkin Roy, Shelby Coe rose to the top in once again proved to be a challenging event in which Intermediates, Gabby Curtis claimed first in Teens, and to place. Addison Crumpton took first in Juniors, JacHannah Gallegos prevailed in the Senior group. queline Rand in Intermediates, and Justin Crumpton The day concluded with a successful Dollar Fun Night in Teens. Due to the number of entries there were three open to all exhibitors. A mere $1.00 would purchase a hot Divisions in Senior Speech. Division A was headed by dog, chips, and a drink or nachos and a drink. For enter- Madison Looney, Division B by Merideth Harvey, and tainment, on the Watt Arena floor, exhibitors could ride Shelby Rooker won Division C. The Speech Contest was a mechanical bull, have a look into their future through facilitated with the help of Shelby McCarty, Lori McCarthe eyes of a professional fortune teller, be amazed by ty, Laura Standley, Kim Vinson, and Denise Karr. the mystery and mystique of a close-up magician or The Cookie Contest on Friday afternoon had 83 dozen have their caricature drawn by one of the two artists on cookies vying for Champion cookie and a large trophy. hand. Head Judge Kerry Hammit, along with Ret Martin, Derek For adults, the first ever Fantasy Show String Draft was West, Cindy Bolen, Felix Serna, Ronnie Dempsey, Jamey held Thursday evening as well. The Draft was fun and Warneke, Kenneth Kavanagh, and Jimmy Moore faced exciting as entrants attempted to out select each other in a physically challenging task, but persevered through to choosing winning anthe finish. In the end, imals in the upcoming Henry Oberg, rose to show. Rodney Mathe top with a cookie haffey was the Chamthe judges deemed pion in the inaugural superior to all the rest. Fantasy Show String. William Garrett Friday morning Long was the winner kicked off with a prayer of the always popuand the National Anlar Treasure Hunt by them before exhibitors finding the correct locompeted in Showcation on Friday. WilPam Dodson and Kilie Holson Kim Vinson and Lauri Chase manship. Robert and liam found the TreaKey Strickland, along with Crystal Chambliss faultlessly sure before receiving the final clues. lined up classes for the next three days, working tireFriday night featured the Awards Banquet held in the lessly to keep the show running smoothly. Ring Stew- Round-Up Inn as 850 attendees were treated to dinards Chris Schaper, Scotty O’Bryan, Tarah Moore, Sar- ner and an ice cream sundae bar. After dinner, Larry ah Faske, Tud Krier, Jimmie Gee, and Johnna Williams Barker gave several well deserved awards, beginning provided expert leadership skills in the ring throughout with a presentation to Kilie Holson for “Quiet Courage the course of the show. Judge Scott Schaake, of Kansas and Determined Strength in the Face of Adversity”. Kim State University, with the assistance of his wife Kandi, Vinson, who is invaluable in all she does, was lauded evaluated 27 Pee Wee, 29 Junior, 32 Intermediate, 54 as recipient of the Lauri Chase Volunteer Award. There 12 | September 2017


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Feature – continued from pg. 12 were two $1000 Luck of the Draw scholarships won by Trisha Pittman and Marisa Garcia-Rodriguez. Mr. Barker presented the $1000 Champions Scholarship to Johnna Williams and Jimmie Gee was the recipient of the $5000 Carolyn Hunter Award. There were two $2500 Laura Harding Perseverance Award scholarships received by Katie Smith and Cody Garcia. Laura Harding & Cody Garcia Larry Barker & Johnna Williams Jimmie Gee & Pam Dodson Finally, the $10,000 Randy Travis Rise and Shine Scholarship was awarded to Lance Ship- son and CL Bellamy. During a short intermission, Larry Barker recognized man. The evening continued with entertainment by award winning country performers Moore and Moore, Mansfield FFA as Herdsman Award winners. He also acknowledged the All Around Exhibitors T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang and the with the winners being Savannah Duncan band Shenandoah. in the Junior Division, Shelby Coe in InterSaturday morning the 17th began with mediates, Reagan Powers in Teen, and Isaa prayer led by Timothy Phillips and the bel Gonzalez leading the Senior Division. National Anthem sung by Laney LampiFollowing the break, the judge began er and Kyrah Schanbachler. The female evaluating bull classes. Stressing that, as show followed as Judge Scott Schaake in the females, quality was strong and began a long day of placing 388 females deep, Judge Schaake selected Santa Ana, in 42 classes and 109 bulls in 12 classes. owned and exhibited by Carter Smith, as The Junior Champion Female was Lady the Grand Champion Bull. He chose OL Gaga 10/16 shown by Hadley T Morgan and owned by The Cattlerack Ranch. Re- Jim Curry & Lance Shipman, win- Outplay, owned by John Oliver and with serve Junior Champion Female was TC3 ner of the Randy Travis Rise and Laney Lampier on the lead, as Reserve Shine Scholarship Grand Champion Bull. Coco Van Gogh owned and exhibited by Sunday morning the 18th started with Eric Smith Caroline Girard. Caroline Girard also owned and exhibited the Intermediate Champion Female with TC3 Girlee conducting Cowboy Church where all were welcome to Girl. The Reserve Intermediate Champion Female was attend. Prior to the steer show, Eric Smith led a prayer, Sunrise Special 16 shown by Cade Radenbaugh and and Kyrah Schanbachler again sang the National Anthem. Judge Schaake then began his assessment of 23 classes of steers consisting of 184 animals. Claiming the Junior Champion Steer title was TC3 Stilly’s Prayer CP, exhibited by Caroline Girard and owned by TC3 Cattle Company. The Reserve Junior Champion Steer went to Diamond Q Chisholm, owned by Remington Reaves and shown by Herdsman Award: Mansfield FFA Shelby Rooker. Cody owned by Greg and Kathy Radenbaugh. CL Bellamy, Garcia was the owner and exhibitor of TTT Real Mcexhibited by Caitlyn Holson and owned by B&H Long- Coy, the Senior Champion and Grand Champion Steer. horns claimed Senior Champion Female. The Reserve Lucky Hank CP was named Reserve Senior and Reserve Champion Senior Female went to CT Sydney, exhibit- Grand Champion steer. He was shown by Caroline Gied by Sydney Tucker and owned by Joe Tucker. In the rard and owned by Carla Payne. Crucial to the success of the Autobahn Youth Tour championship drive, Judge Schaake named Caroline Girard’s TC3 Girlee Girl the Grand Champion Female. is the host of sponsors, supporters and volunteers who Reserve Grand Champion Female went to Caitlyn Hol- toil diligently to ensure the best experience possible for continued on pg. 316

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Meet Our Members

Introducing Shawn & Brooke Fairbanks Fairbanks Farms • Charleston, TN

1. How did you get started in the Texas Longhorn business? It was Shawn’s idea…he’s always looking for adventure, and never fails to find it. We had just bought our farm, and were trying to decide the best use for it.  Shawn is the Fire/EMS Chief in our county, so with his 24/7 work schedule, low-maintenance was a key factor.  We knew we wanted something different – and in Southeast Tennessee, colorful, horned cattle are definitely different.  By chance (or as we truly believe, Divine Intervention) we connected with some of the finest people in the industry who have willingly shared their stories of success, failure, and down-right-mad-scientist talent. 

2. What are a few highlights of your current Texas Longhorn program? Our current program is heavily influenced by Nancy Dunn and Jimmy Jones breeding.  Our favorite cow is probably Safari Divine, who gave us a beautiful Bomber Chex 80 heifer last season.   In December 2016, we also welcomed a promising Fifty-Fifty BCB bull calf out of Dunn Over It – a large, corkscrew-horned cow who is also a favorite.   We have a couple of bull partnerships with Nancy – Tanked Up (Cowboy Up Chex x Horseshoe J Cadence) and Dunn Swagon Boss (Swagger BCB x Dunn Respect Her).  Tank is producing some huge bodied offspring, while Boss is a 26-month old flashy brindle with perfect conformation and serious early horn growth.  

3. What are your future goals for your Texas Longhorn program? Raising longhorns is something we enjoy doing together and hope to continue long after we retire.  We can’t wait to travel the country and participate in all the shows/sales.  For now, we’re focusing on building our foundation herd and are excited to bring our first calves to the Southeastern Winchester Futurity next spring.  With Tank and Boss as herd sires, we believe we’ve got the right “tools in the shed” to continue to improve the already amazing genetics we’ve been blessed to acquire.  Breeding goals aside, just being part of the “Longhorn Family” is the best reward of all.  Thanks to all for the kind welcome!

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the youth. A sincere thank you to raffle donors Morgan Livestock Equipment Sales for their donation of WW livestock panels and a gate, and to Ratliff Iron Works for their superb competition quality smoker. Kudos to sponsors Cowtown Coliseum, DFW New Car Dealers Association, The Fort Worth Herd, Greg and Beth Tanner, Hired Hand Software, Sand Dollar Ranch, Terra Leather, Texas Longhorn Ranch Supply, and The Source – Show Calf Sale. A tip of the hat to supporters Trophies & Awards, Specialty Livestock Systems, Coburn’s Catering, Todd Williams, J&J Party Jumpers, Barron Photografix, Samuel Faske and Creative Awards. And our generous calf donors John & Lauri Chase, Guthrie Creek Longhorns, and Oren & Dianna O’Dell. Their donations will have a tremendous impact on the recipients of their calves. It is an honor to have the Grand Champions featured on the cover. Congratulations once again to Caroline Girard, Carter Smith, and Cody Garcia for their achievements in the show ring. Visit autobahnyouthtour.com for complete results, including weights, results and videos of the show plus judge’s interviews For more information about the Autobahn Youth Tour, contact Pam Dodson at (817) 390-3130 or pdodson@abahn.com. 16 | September 2017

Ready To Introduce Yourself To Our Membership? We want to get to know you! The Longhorn world is a friendly place and there’s no better way to learn and grow in the industry than by meeting fellow breeders. If your nervous about attending functions when you don’t know anyone, how great would it be to hear someone say, “Hey, I saw you in the Trails?” Simply submit your answers to the three questions above in an email to myra@tlbaa.org along with a photo that is at least 1.5” x 1.5” at 300 dpi. We would like to stick to members who have been active three years or less. Space is limited to a half page or less, so excessively long answers will be edited to fit.


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Longhorn Women: Part 1 There are so many women who have participated in the Longhorn industry through the years . These are just a few of the women who have been actively involved for many years in the industry. Next month we will explore the perspective of those newer to the industry.

Looking into the history of women and Longhorns, one may be surprised to learn that there were women who owned Longhorns and participated in cattle drives in the late 1800’s. Many participated along with their husbands, others on their own. While those Longhorns were certainly of a different nature than what we know today, that Western heritage is part of the foundation of the breed today. As the Longhorn came back into it’s own following near extinction, women were even more heavily involved, being enthusiastic owners and promoters of this now iconic and thriving breed. Not only is there a lot to gain from the experience found on the following pages, but refreshing insight into the lives of the women whose names are familiar to many.

Charlene Semkin – Semkin Longhorns How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? I first became involved in Longhorns in 1975. I started out with just a few and a dream that I wanted to raise Longhorns for a living. I’d seen Longhorns in Colorado and I thought they were gorgeous. I wanted to try raising Longhorns, but I had no money and no land. I went to the bank and they were not about to loan a single divorced mom of three kids money to go into the cattle business, which she had never been in. So I mortgaged my car and I borrowed enough money to buy one cow. I named her Alpha since she was the beginning. I found someone who knew how to artificially breed her and I put her in my yard. For $15 I had her bred to Texas Ranger. I sold her first calf for $900 because he was an up and coming bull. Then I went to the bank and paid them back and got my car free. Then I went to the bank to borrow some more, found some rental pasture up the road and that’s how I got started. So when people say “I want to raise Longhorns but I don’t have any land, I don’t have any money” I always say, “so what’s the problem?” I was just so sold on them, that they were THE breed and they were the only kind of cattle that I’ve ever wanted to raise - the only kind of cattle that I’ve ever raised. I love them today as much as I did yesterday. In fact, I’m still involved. It’s still in the heart of me. What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out? The best advice I could give them would be to study the cattle first so you know what direction you want to go. Don’t start buying without doing your homework, like in the heat of a sale or because you got all excited seeing these beautiful Longhorns. The first mistakes are your most costly ones, because after you realize “oops that wasn’t real smart” you’ll find no one else really wants them either. Cheap is not the way to shop, education is the way to shop. And I don’t just mean on the internet. Actually go visit some ranches, go visit some people who are doing it and

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making a success of it. Start a program from the beginning and from the start think about marketing. Start marketing before you need to sell because by the time you need to sell you’ll have a market built. Many people think marketing is hauling them to a sale and that’s not marketing. Who is you favorite cow or bull of all time? Why? I think my favorite cow of all time was Measles because she was just the perfect Longhorn cow and, in that day and age, she was one of the longest horned cows also. She was so feminine, so productive, not small but with body, color was perfect, horns were perfect, disposition was perfect, milking ability was perfect and if you check a lot of pedigrees there are so many that go back to Measles. She’s like seed stock. My favorite bull of all time would have to be Overwhelmer. He has Texas Ranger and Measles in him. He was such a herd changer. I spent $5,000 to lease him for 90 days. Most people won’t give $5,000 for a bull let alone for a lease. The impact that he had on my herd was phenomenal. He was a total package. He had body, size, he wasn’t sloppy, he produced all the qualities I was looking for in disposition, good milking daughters, consistency in calf production – he just really hit the mark. Who do you see as the Women pioneers of the breed and why? I would have to say that Lana Hightower would be very high on my list. Her heart’s in her cattle, she’s out there working for the breed, she’s dedicated to talking to new breeders. Maudeen Marks - I knew Maudeen personally. Maudeen represented one of the seven families – the Marks cattle. She was a hard working go-getter for Longhorns too. She was at every Houston Livestock show. She’d kick the bushes and whip and spur for a Longhorn. What are your program goals? They remain the same. Keep the consistency, raise a total package herd - not just horn and not just body but rather a complete animal. One where all those animals who don’t make it, like all the bulls who wind up being steers can turn around and make you money with their meat. You know that’s been my goal from day one, that’s helped me make a living with them and helped put my kids through school. I never got on the bandwagon when it was all about horn, when it was all about color or all about a certain line, instead of really concentrating on whether it is the best input for that particular animal. Any future projects or events you are participating in? I’m still working with Nigeria and other countries to get Longhorn genetics for their positive attributes. I started Longhorns in New Zealand and Venezuela and Nigeria. I started an association in Australia. I’m still working on other countries that want the genetics, not just the 90” horns. You can’t just go with horn you gotta look at the whole animal. Having a great name in your pedigree is only a positive if the animal is a good one. You can’t just look at stats you’ve gotta look at the whole animal. Another project I’m working on is trying to get the TLBAA Lean Beef program more active. Longhorn beef is the number one thing that would make our breed really rock like other beef breeds. It would be such a tremendous added value for our breed. For every 100 bulls that are born, 90 of them need to be steers. And those 90 need to have a place to go.


Lana Hightower – G&L Longhorns How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? Our first Longhorns were acquired in 1994 when Dr. Gene traded orthodontics for our first two cows. We both had been involved in showing horses and were looking for a new adventure. After visiting with several Longhorn breeders at the Fort Worth Stock show, we fell in love with this magnificent breed of cattle. We were active in the show circuit for a number of years until I started judging shows across the country. We remain active at a local level at the East Texas State Fair. What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out? I would advise new breeders to visit as many breeding operations as they can and talk with breeders who have been successful. I would recommend setting a goal for your breeding program and carefully selecting cattle that will help achieve that goal. The Longhorn breed, within itself, offers such diversity, whether you want to breed for show ring animals, horn champions, ropers or yard art. Purchase animals that YOU like and enjoy them! Who is you favorite cow or bull of all time? Why? My favorite bull is G&L Painted Savage! It took us several years of careful and planned matings to produce him and we couldn’t be more pleased. He is a bull that has color, horn, conformation and a gentle disposition. The bonus is that he breeds true and passes those qualities on to his offspring. Set a goal, and reach for it! Who do you see as the Women pioneers of the breed and why? When I think of the women that have been pioneers, I think of women who’s breeding programs have influenced the Longhorn breed as a whole — Jean Wickland, Mary Lee Pinkerton, Betty Lamb, Maudeen Marks, Eileen Day, Charlene Semkin, Dora Thompson, Nancy Dunn, Alex Dees, Carla Jo Payne. What are your program goals? Our goal has always been to have a breeding program that will produce functional cattle that maintain the integrity of the Longhorn breed. We are truly blessed to be able to be involved with this magnificent breed!

Lorinda Valentine – Panther Creek Ranch How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? I first became reluctantly involved with Longhorns when I met Joe Valentine. I had been raised on an Angus Ranch, being told that we would never have Longhorns as they were too thin for good meat, had small calves, were mean and tore up the fences.  My mother’s family had settled in Texas in the late 1800’s, purchasing land with the Longhorns that they gathered in the brush and sold at the Ft. Worth Stockyards.  They also used the Longhorns to plow gardens and it was the main meat on their table.  I guess I figured that they were real tough people to be dealing with Longhorns all those years. Within two visits to the ranch, I was totally hooked on Longhorn cattle, figuring my father must have been mistaken with his description or was turning over in his grave with my new found interest.  I found that no one had to stay up at night to assist a birth, we did not have the constant illnesses that had to be treated, it didn’t take a lot of muscle to tag or vaccinate a calf, they loved people, were extremely smart,

found all kinds of things to eat without taking it to them, and were very curious animals. In the year 2000, I halter broke 56 animals for the show season.  Joe thought we (I never found that person called “WE”) should halter break all calves.  I found that bribing and praising them, cut the halter breaking time in half.  They are definitely a female breed of cattle, simply because they respond to patience, slower movement, and softer tones of voice.  Women can work these cattle without help, as proven by Nancy Dunn, Alex Dees, Kathy Kittler, Dora Thompson, Darlene Aldridge, Ann Gravett and myself. (Just to name a few) What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out?  My advice to new breeders would be to know what a complete package really is and then exercise that knowledge when purchasing an animal.  They are all so different in so many ways, just as humans are.  There is something to love in every one of them, so find the ones you like to look at then enjoy them and what they give back to you. Who is you favorite cow or bull of all time? Why? My favorite cow of all time was Anita.  She was always so very majestic to look at and loved to see us each visit. Always holding her head up when in the presence of people, very mild disposition, an easy keeper and calved until her 22nd birthday, when we put her in the retirement pasture. Who do you see as the Women pioneers of the breed and why? Women pioneers:  Joyce Wood and Bernice Moore are the first women I think of.  They were always praising, giving advice, kept up with the history and constantly promoted this breed. What are your program goals? My current goal is to bring some of the roll, twist, size and color back to the animals I keep for myself.  My primary goal is to enjoy them and get excited with each new birth. Any future projects or events you are participating in? I currently enjoy continuing the Hudson/Valentine Sales, and marketing to a broader range of future Breeders.  I would love to see the Longhorn Museum built and doors opened to the public,  during my lifetime.  If ever there was a breed of cattle that deserved a museum, it is the Texas Longhorn cattle for their part in shaping the Western frontier.     

Dora Thompson - Sand Hills Ranch How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? I moved from Shreveport, where my husband of 23 years and I were in homebuilding, motels, convenience stores and apartments, because we separated. I was into horses and riding back then and had an opportunity to help take care of the Longhorns owned by TLBAA past president Riemer Calhoun.  He was having all his cows AI’d.  He had over 85 and back then (around 1988) we didn’t have any way to tell whether they were ready except to go look at them and see if we thought one was in heat.  We went out in the evening and if something was ready (in our judgment) we penned early in the morning and brought the herd nearly a mile on horses to be ready for the AI person by 9:00.  In the beginning I said “wonder why anyone would want Longhorns”.  We actually had a pretty good percentage with AI’ing.  I remarried a cowboy and we eased into accumulating a few Longhorns.  When he died I  sold about 90% of my cows and started over with better quality, especially breeding for horn.  Now my Cattle Max tells me that incl. everything (cows, bulls and calves) I have well over 300 head.  I got carried away.....


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Feature What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out? When you are starting out, try and decide which way you want to go before you start buying. Lots of people get really enthused and begin buying without a plan.  Have a goal and head toward it.  That way you won’t have to start from the beginning but one time. Who is you favorite cow or bull of all time? Why? My favorite bull that I have met and used was Ambush who was years ahead of his time.  He was born 5/24/1998 and died on  11/14/2014 and was one of the first of many bulls I bought from Owen McGill.  He was in the same pasture from the day he turned two until he died - the only bull I’ve ever kept in a pasture that long. He placed 2nd in the first Horn Showcase and won the second one.  He would have won more than once after that but he hated leaving home so bad we just quit trying to take him.  We measured his skull and horns a few months ago and he meas. 70-1/4” TTT.  Not bad for a 1998 model?  I have seen him move his cows out from under trees in a lightning storm.  Seen him go thru two fences to escort a bull back to his pasture who decided to visit. The other bull outweighed him about 400 lbs and never came back again. I saw him walk with a cow who had just lost a calf with his horn draped across her neck in sympathy. If I came in the pasture and he was sleeping and woke up, he would jump up and start checking cows so he wouldn’t get fired. Who do you see as the Women pioneers of the breed and why? Betty Lamb was definitely a pioneer.  Linda Ragains.  I didn’t get in the business in time to meet a lot of them. What are your program goals? My goals are to have the best possible cows and a market for them so they can all stay registered and be well taken care of by their new owners.  Also, to raise bulls that everyone wants.

Who do you see as the Women pioneers of the breed and why? The first two ladies that come to mind are Maudeen Marks and Betty Lamb. Both women continued raising and playing a very active role in the Texas Longhorns industry will into their prime. Their influence can still be seen and felt today. Two other women are Dora Thompson and Lana Hightower. Dora runs a ranch of at least a couple hundred head of cattle. She is a salesman and promoter of Texas Longhorn cattle and the TLBAA. Lana Hightower takes a very proactive role in managing her and Gene’s herd. She also represents the Texas Longhorn breed by stressing breed characteristics as a judge on the show circuit. She has judged all over the United States. Both of these ladies serve on Affiliate boards and previously served on the TLBAA Board of Directors, which at that time and still is a male dominated field. What are your program goals? My program goals are to have a full package animal. Keith and I have both come to the conclusion to strive for one trait over another is not what we want for our program. We want you to look at what we have and say “Wow, that’s a nice animal.” It doesn’t happen overnight. Any future projects or events you are participating in? I have several events I will be participating with this fall on into the first part of next year. I will be part of two fall shows with the Ark-La-Tex Texas Longhorn Breeders Association, one in October at Lufkin, Texas and the second, in November during the State Fair of Louisiana. I will be chairing the TLBAA Affiliate President’s Meeting in Pueblo, Colorado in September. Then in January, I will be chairing the TLBAA Affiliate President’s Meeting in Fort Worth.

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Any future projects or events you are participating in? I will go to a lot of the sales as always. This year we had the Butler Meeting here and had nearly 60 people - lots of great people helping, a LONG pasture tour and lots of good food.  Don’t know what we might do here next year.  My daughter Nikki always helps me and she is wonderful help and a lot of fun.

Tina DuBose - DuBose Bar D Ranch How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? I married into a family deeply involved with Texas Longhorns and it just became part of my life. As I have fondly said, I traded in my high heels for cowboy boots. I, along with my husband Keith DuBose, raise registered Texas Longhorn cattle under DuBose Bar D Ranch. I also, serve as President of the Ark-La-Tex Texas Longhorn Breeders Association and Chairman of the TLBAA Affiliate Relation Committee. What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out? Join your local affiliate. These are breeders or boots on the ground in your area that can be of great benefit. Also, do your homework. Learn as much as you can about the Longhorn breed and cattle in general. Our breed is unique in a lot of ways. Who is you favorite cow or bull of all time? Why? There are so many animals that have a lasting mark on the Texas Longhorn industry, but my favorite has to be the great bull, Classic. He was a prodigy.

How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? My husband decided to start raising longhorns before we got married around 1979. My  kids have the love of longhorns and have taken over. Who is you favorite cow or bull of all time? Why? M y favorite cow is Saltillo CG 305 because we raised her ourselves; she’s an awesome cow and was ranked No 1  Free Mature Female in 2017. It would have made my husband proud to have known; but he died days before we read the June issue of Trails and received the plaque. Who do you see as the women “pioneers” for the breed and why? Carolyn Hunter was a great promoter of the Longhorn breed and a great supporter of the youth. She was the writer, editor and then in advertising with the TLBAA for over 21 years. She wrote numerous articles for the Trails, attended Longhorn functions and sales nationwide, including the Nebraska sale.   She was a friend to everyone she met.  Bernice Moore raised Longhorns with her husband, Ray. She followed his lead in staying involved with the ranch activities like cattle drives and sales. She assisted with the establishment of the TLBAA Horn Showcase. They were known for their herd sire Diego’s Hot Shot.  What are your program goals? To let my children and grandchildren continue with raising and showing quality longhorns now that my husband has passed. continued on pg. 22

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Feature– continued from pg 20 Any future projects or events you are participating in? To stay involved in as many shows and sales as possible in the Midwest such as the Progress Show, Crawford, NE; Wyoming State Fair, Douglas, WY; Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD; Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island, NE; Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO; and start up any other County Fairs Longhorn Shows.  Also to continue to attend nearby sales in Broken Bow, NE; NTLA Spring Sale; Crawford, NE-Tri-State Sale; Tina, MO-B&C Sale.

Traci Moore - Triple T Longhorn Ranch How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? My first involvement was when Trigg came home from work one day and said we were going to look at some Texas Longhorns. We made the trip to East Texas to Buchanan’s Bighorn Ranch in Greenville and meet the most wonderful family (Billy, Wanda & Elizabeth Buchanan) and we saw a lot of beautiful Longhorns.  I didn’t have a clue at that time what to look for.  We came home with 6 heifers.  I remember after we got them home and unloaded into their pasture, all I could think was what the heck are we going to do with them. I called a good friend that had cattle and asked her what I was supposed to do with them.  I laugh when I think about that moment.  All it took was for us to have one calf and I was hooked.  I asked Trigg immediately if we could get some more cows to have more babies.  We have come a long way in 17 years.  We have a strong passion for the cattle and for the people that raise and breed them.  Trigg & I became involved with the TLBT in 2003.  We thoroughly enjoy working with the TLBT and watching all the youth grow and become respected adults.  Today, Trigg & I are TLBT Advisors and we have several head of cattle on the show circuit.  We hope to continue the show circuit to a degree that works with our schedule (not the 20+ shows a season that we did for 17 years) and to stay involved with the TLBT.    What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out?  Take your time when purchasing cattle. Go visit breeders and see the cattle in the pasture.  This is the best way to check their disposition, which is extremely important, and to make sure they have good conformation and are sound. Get connected with some breeders that have been in the Longhorn industry for several years.  Their experience can help you exponentially.  Plus, you will find that they will become like your family.  Longhorn breeders are truly the best!!!    Who is your favorite cow or bull of all time and why? My favorite bull would be Winchester 465/9.  He was our main herd sire until the day he died.  His genetic impact to get us where we wanted to be was incredible.  My favorite cow….this one is a little harder.  Several come to mind.  Right now, we have a Winchester daughter named TTT Glamour Girl that has over 70” TTT and is a big bodied, conformationally correct and sound and a great momma that can raise a great calf every year.  TTT Glamour Girl, in my opinion, is what we at Triple T Longhorn Ranch are striving for.  Plus she is beautiful to look at.  Who do you see as the women “pioneers” for the breed and why? Wow, so many wonderful women come to mind.  I would be afraid to answer this one for fear of leaving someone out.  Too many to list.  What are your program goals? Triple T Longhorn Ranch strives to raise cattle with great dispositions.  We want what everyone wants….the total package.  Our total package is big bodied, adequate horn (upper 60’s –

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70’s), conformationally correct, that can travel and are sound on their feet. Our females have to be able to raise a good calf.  We want our females to out-produce themselves.  Our bulls have to be sound and be able to breed. The bulls we use have 70”+ TTT of horn.  They are big bodied (senior bulls weigh over 2,000 lbs).  Any future projects or events you are participating in? Trigg & I are the show chairs for the State Fair of Texas in Dallas on October 6-8, 2017.  We are preparing for another great show and hope to see everyone there to be a part of it!  We also have some TLBT events upcoming that we are looking forward to.

Carla Payne - CP Longhorns How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? Carl and I bought two bred Longhorn cows for our wedding present to each other and for an ag exemption at our flying operation in Katy, TX. The love for these cattle grew from there, and I decided to start showing them and raising the best show cattle I could. I became so involved that I served on the national board of directors for over 12 or 13 years, was president of the South Texas Longhorn Association, helped to start the Fiesta Sale at the San Antonio stock show. Today, I run about 40 registered momma cows and still strive to raise the best show animal with horn from Slidell, Texas. What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out? Be selective, don’t just go buy the first Longhorn you see. If you can only have a couple, don’t let a few more dollars deter you from getting the one you really want and like, they stay around for a long time. Who is your favorite cow or bull of all time and why? My favorite cow would have to be Indian Girl 636, even though she doesn’t have the C P on the back of her name, I raised her through a cow I bought for a friend, and out of one my bulls at the time Buckshot. She raised Boomerang C P for me which would probably be one of my favorite bulls of all time, not only could you show his offspring they had horn too. One of my favorite cows I did not own would be Doherty 698, for all the great bulls she put on the ground. Then favorite bull I did not own would just have to be Saltgrass out of Bob Moore’s cattle, he produced some of the best females. Who do you see as the women “pioneers” for the breed and why? As far as “pioneer” before my time, I am not sure. But for last 20 years I could think of Cindy Dennis and her breeding program for her selection of bulls for her herd and some of the great cows and bulls she raised. Then there is Lorinda Valentine, who is committed to the promotion of Longhorns and sales she helps promote and put on. What are your program goals? My program goals, have always remained the same, I have always tried to raise the best conformation animal, with the most horn, and milking ability. Any future projects or events you are participating in? Future events, well you will hopefully see me at several shows, World, and Autobahn for several more years. I am still big game hunting, will be going for a Canadian Moose this fall. Hopefully you will see some of my cattle at a few sales, by the time this comes out, the Source Sale will be over, but I am looking forward to participating in it and maybe a few others. continued on pg. 26



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breeders theopportunity to exhibitthetotalpackage animals that represent theirbreeding operation . 75% cashpayoutbasedon theclasssizewiththehouseretaining 25%to covercost. Payout will goto thetop20%oftheclass. Animals will entertheringbasedonage. Youngest to oldest. Whentheanimalbeingexhibited walksintotheringthe5 judgepanel will begiventheanimalsDOB,anda hornmeasurement takenfrom theprevious day. IIwill bea TIT,TH,Twistforthefemales, anda TIT, or THforthemalesin thecontest . Withthe 5 judgepanelthe highscoreandthe low scorewill be thrownoutandtheremaining threejudgeswill beaddedtogether for thefinalscore . In theeventof a tie therewill be a tie breaker judgeselected in advance.Thatjudgesscorewill bethetiebreaker in theeventof a tie. Animalsmustmeasure in at leastonemeasurement classto participatein futurityaswellasbeeligiblefora Superior Award.


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GETOFSIREANDPRODUCE OFDAM • EachDivisionis basedon theageof theoffspringof theanimal entered . JuniorDivision= offspringbetween theagesof 2-5yrs. SeniorDivision= offspring6yrs+. • Siresmusthove3 offspringin any(Jr. or Sr.)Divisionto compete in that Division. All offspringmustbe measuredin TTT,TH & Composite. • Dams must hove 2 offspringin any (Jr. or Sr.) Divisionto competein that Division.All offspringmustbe measured in TTT, TH& Composite. • Bothliving and deceasedbullsand cowscon be enteredsince entriesarebasedon measurements of offspring. • Scoringfor eachanimalwill becomputedby addingthevaluesof TTT, TH and Composite of all threeoffspringfor a bull or both offspringfor a cow. Thebull or cowwiththehighestvalueof the totaladdedmeasurements amongstoffspringwill bethewinner. • Animalsdo not needto be presentto competein thisclass • Onlybreedinganimals(Bullsor Cows)cancompeteas offspring.

Thisinnovative awardshowcases our mosteliteanimalspossessing the total packagewe all strivefor. Toachievethe SuperiorAward, animalsare requiredto competein the horncontest,as well as be judgedon conformation in theHornShowcase Futurity. • TowintheSuperior Award,youmustreceive thesmallestnumber in thepointssystem.l st is granted1 point.2ndgranted2 points, and so on. Thiswill be the samefor the Futurityas well as horn measurement. • In the Futurity, you mustplacein thetopthreein yourclassto be eligibleto competefor the SuperiorAward,as well as placingin thetop3 in anymeasurement class(Tipto Tip,TotalHorn,or Twist for females)or (Tipto Tipor TotalHornfor bulls)to beeligible. • Exampleof how Superioranimalis awarded:Animalwith the lowestnumberof pointswins"Superior ." Ifthereis a tieforSuperior,thenbothanimalswill beawarded.

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JimmyJones,Horseshoe J Longhorns

Richard& JeanneFilip,BentwoodRanch

Terry& TammyKing

ChrisHerron,BarH Ranch

NancyDunn,RollingD Ranch

DebbieBowman,Endof TrailRanch



TomSmith,Widespread Ranch

LynnStruthoff& JosieBecker,StruthoffRanch

DickLowe,TripleR Ranch

John& ChristyRandolph,Lonesome Pines


LisaLuebbering, Luebbering Farms


TexasLonghornBreeders GulfCoastAssn.

20 GaugePartnership

Mike& JamieTomey,TomeyFarms


Robert& LisaVanLiew,VanLiewRanch

JT WehringFamilyRanch

Kevin& Jodi Byrant,BryantCattleCompany


Austin& TaylorRohr,RollingHornsRanch



BowCarpenter, BCRanches

VanceFarner& LaurieMcElroy,OakHill Longhorns


Terry& SherriAdcock,TSAdcockLonghorns

Schumacher CattleCompany


John Marshall,BlueRidgeRanch


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Darlene Aldridge - Star Creek Ranch

How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? Twenty two years ago Brent and I were looking for cattle to eat the grass on a small ranchette we had just purchased in Queen Creek, Arizona.   We were  considering Angus and Hereford when we went to look at a friend’s Longhorn steer.  It was then that we decided that we wanted Longhorn steers as our grass eaters.  We found Charlene Semkin, she was running cattle in Arizona back then.  Charlene put a bug in our ear about getting cows instead, you know...they have cute little babies!  We left there with 4 cows and a young bull.  Never did get those steers we were after! 

How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? As a veterinarian I have always been very involved with animals. I started with Texas Longhorns as so many people do just to have a few in the pasture but they quickly became a real passion for me. I just immersed myself in learning as much about them as I could. My veterinary practice life had always been in small animals, so I had a lot of catching up to do in bovine medicine. Today I run the ranch full time and have some awesome cattle that I have bred and raised. I was chosen “Breeder of the Year” in 2012 and that was a great honor for me. I hope I can give back to the breed as much as it has given to me.

What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out? I would advise people who are just getting the bug to get Longhorn cattle to think about what you want to do with the cattle first.  Are you interested in showing?  Do your kids want to show?  Would you like to compete in futurities?  Maybe you just want to sit on the back porch and enjoy them.  I suggest visiting ranches and talking to breeders before spending a bunch of money on cattle.  Educate yourself about the value of the cattle because you’ll need to market them at some point.   The other thing I’d tell them is to prepare for them.  Look at how others have their pens set up.  Get a good working chute, have a catch pen ready.   Make a lane way to load cattle on a trailer easily.  Nothing will take the fun out of having cattle quicker than having a sick or injured cow and you can’t catch her up to treat her.    

What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out? I would advise new breeders to study before they leap! I didn’t do this and all of the first cows I bought were either sold or became recipient cows when I started flushing my best cows. In other words, the first cows I bought were not what I wanted to breed and keep in my herd after I had been breeding cows for a year. Attend as many sales, futurities, show cases and events including field days as you possibly can. The more cows you look at the better. Visit long time breeders and learn from their wealth of knowledge. Almost every breeder I visited or talked to at events was more than willing to share their knowledge with me.

Who is your favorite cow or bull of all time and why? I know I’m supposed to say some famous cow is my favorite because she made an impact on the breed but no, my favorite cow was one of the 4 we bought all those years ago. Her name was Modella, she didn’t hit 50” TTT until she was 16 years old but she had a calf every year, bred back like clockwork.  She raised a fat calf, some of them were as big as her at weaning.  And she’d eat out of your hand. She was the first to greet us in the pasture and always wanted a good scratch. I loved that cow.   She lived to be 22 years old. Who do you see as the women “pioneers” for the breed and why? I think there are more women pioneers in the longhorn industry than we realize. There are those like Charlene Semkin who have run their own cattle operation for many years.  There are also all of the wives who stayed home when their husbands took the cattle to town, to the sales or shows.  Someone had to stay home many times and look after the cattle and the kids.  Theses ladies would keep the cattle records, nurse a sick calf, be available when the vet came.   Those, too, are the ones who helped bring the Texas Longhorn cattle operation along.  And not only did Lorinda Valentine, Bernice Moore, Joyce Wood, Christy Randolph, Evelyn Rassmussen and countless other women help with the cattle at home they threw their hats in to help with shows and sales, too. What are your program goals? Brent and I have set out to make good all around cattle. Cattle that are structurally sound, easy keeping, easy breeding, productive cattle. We prefer raising the kind of cattle that can compete in all aspects of the Longhorn industry; from show arenas to sale arenas, futurities and horn measuring events. That’s been our goal for some time and that’s what we’ll keep doing. Any future projects or events you are participating in? You’ll see us this fall, we’ve consigned cattle in  the Friedrichs’ Hill Country Sale, The Fort Worth Stockyard Sale and we’ll participate in the horn measuring events, too.  

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Who is your favorite cow or bull of all time and why? I started out with artificial insemination. I was able to breed to twenty to thirty top bulls in the industry and really get a feel for what each bull produced. Many times I would AI a cow to as many as five different bulls for her first five calves. That was a great learning process. Starbase Commander is my favorite bull. He did more toward accelerating my breeding program than any bull I ever used and he is one I bred and raised. I don’t think Starbase has truly received the recognition he deserves because he doesn’t have 80”+ of horn. But I bred him to 65” cows and produced 80” daughters from them. He is the sire of Kinetic Motion of Stars, a cow that I think will be the longest horned cow in the breed by the Horn Showcase in October. Right now she measures 95 5/8” TTT at only 4 years 7 months of age. She just may be the first cow to ever measure 100” tip-to-tip. And of course Kinetic Motion of Stars and her dam Sequential Stars run a tight race as being my favorite cows of all times. Who do you see as the women “pioneers” for the breed and why? There are many women who I think have contributed in many ways to this breed. Suzanne Torkildsen is one who has made some of the most rapid progress in putting together an awesome herd. She is a true scholar of the breed, furthers her program with the use of artificial insemination and embryo transfer and the wise use of natural breeding. Dora Thompson is another woman who I think has put together an awesome herd and breeding program. She is active in many programs and always has a smile for everyone. And I am amazed at the number of women who take a very active part in their programs with their husbands and kids. It is really good to see so many women involved. What are your program goals? I want to raise as good a bull as I think Kinetic Motion of Stars is a cow. Right now I have a young bull, Lucchese Star, that is a son of Cowboy Tuff Chex and out of Kinetic. It will be fun to watch him develop. I hope to raise many more cows that other breeders admire and desire. Also I really enjoy helping new breeders get started. I hope that I will be a positive influence for new breeders in time to come.


Any future projects or events you are participating in? The TLBAA Horn Showcase this year will be a big event for Star Creek Ranch. I will be hosting my first satellite measurement at the ranch and I think that is going to be a lot of fun. Then for the big event I will be taking Kinetic Motion of Stars and more of my top animals and hope for some very good results. I look forward to seeing all my friends there and hope to make new ones. If you don’t know me please come introduce yourself and let’s visit. The people of this breed are one of the best things about it. Great people – great cattle!

Nancy Dunn - Rolling D Ranch How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? I come from a team roping family, so we always used Longhorn steers in our roping operation. One year I decided I would buy heifers instead of steers and raise them. Once I got Longhorns and started breeding them, I quickly became infatuated with them and impressed by all their varied characteristics. I swapped over to a registered operation and the rest is history. I am the sole owner of my operation and I do everything. Whatever has to be done, I do. Been in this since 1988 or 1989; I didn’t just do it, it’s not a passing fancy and it is not a hobby. It’s a passion, it is something that goes way deeper than just a hobby, It’s therapeutic as well. They’re just important to me. I stay pretty consumed by doing it so I’d better like it. I’ve had some success recently. I’ve been on the futurity trail and I’ve done very well, I have to say I’m surprised at how well my heifers have done but I’m really proud of them. You know they’re total package animals. That’s just what I like. I don’t try to please anybody else. I don’t try to breed for what I think other people want. I breed for what I want. Because I have to look at them every day and I have to deal with them and I better like what I’m doing because at the end of the day that is pretty important. Fortunately for me it has turned out that there are other people that do like the same kind of cattle that I’m breeding. I have people who come here from other states and look at my breeding program. I sell a lot of cattle private treaty. I love that because I have generations here and people can see the grandmothers and great-grandmothers and know the animals come from productive genetics. What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out? I would tell them to visit as many ranches and breeding operations as they can to see what other breeders are doing and what types of cattle are out there so they can get a point of perspective on the breed itself. Go look at a lot of cattle, study genetics, go to a lot of events and sort of have in mind what they like and what they want to do instead of buying the first Longhorns they come in contact with. I think most people do that and later they regret doing that and then have to sell out and start all over. Who is your favorite cow or bull of all time and why? That has changed one the years as my program has progressed. In my own herd I would have to say that I have two Fifty-Fifty daughters that I think are going to make a pretty significant impact on the breed. 200 Percent and Dunn Lucky Dice are both young and both are what I consider the total package. So within my herd they would have to be my favorite. But my goal is to have every calf crop better than the previous calf crop so I hope that will change regularly as I have new calf crops I’ll begin to have new favorites as they improve. There are so many greats out there in our history but I do think that Gunman was a great influence on our breed and he is

responsible for a lot of the greats that are out there. We wouldn’t have some of our modern day bulls that are breaking all sorts of records had it not been for Gunman. Who do you see as the women “pioneers” for the breed and why? I think some of the original women that were trailblazers, if you will, and were actively engaged in breeding operations that made an impact would be Eileen Day, Betty Lamb, and Maudeen Marks. There were a lot of women who were truly equal partners to their husbands and obviously they made some huge impact in the industry. What are your program goals? I am trying to focus on raising total package cattle. I’m not on any single trait chase. I want body, good conformation, great mothering ability in the females, they’ve got to have outstanding udders, good dispositions, they have to have horn and color. Trying to put all of that in one package together is challenging but that’s my goal. I have over 200 females in my herd so it is a lot of work but it’s what I want to do and I am trying my best to make it happen. Any future projects or events you are participating in? Every futurity that I can travel to. I don’t think I have a free weekend during the next couple of months. I choose to participate in any and all events available. I’m in it for the cattle, because its fun and because it is a business and I want to promote my business. The best way to do that is to attend events and I get to have fun in the process.

Suzanne Perry - Pearl Longhorn Ranch How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? We have been raising Texas Longhorns for almost 16 years. My husband and his brother had taken over managing the land and home place where they grew up in Pearl, Texas. The acreage had been leased for a year and things around the place were in steady decline. They knew they wanted and needed to get some cows, and Allen had always wanted to have some Texas Longhorns simply for the historical connection and their beauty. I was a bit of a bystander at this point, but soon jumped in with both feet. We bought three young cows from Rick Adams and Bill Plaisance with Cedar Creek Cattle Company (and now, many years later, we still have those original three gals in our herd!). That started our love affair with the Texas Longhorns and after having the females around for a few months, we knew we wanted to get a bull and raise some babies. We went back to Rick and Bill and they pointed us to a great-looking black & white, coming two-year old bull named Blue Warrior. BW soon became a member of the family at Pearl Longhorn Ranch and for the first year we had our little herd of four. We have grown a great deal since then. What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out?  We work with a number of new breeders and I have seen quite a few people start out and become so enamored with the animals that they rapidly lose sight of the amount of land and grass it takes to properly sustain a herd. My best advice is always to start small and work hard to keep pastures in great shape. The amount of land you have and the quality of that land will limit how many head you should have. You can’t successfully raise cattle unless you know how to do a good job of raising grass first!  Also, you should raise what appeals to you – while still concentrating on overall strong  Texas Longhorn breed characteristics. There are many, many great cows around. You will soon recognize those that can make you smile.


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Feature Who is your favorite cow or bull of all time and why? I have always had a soft place in my heart for the well-known bull, Emperor, and have been fortunate to have had 7 grand and beautiful Emperor daughters over the years. They have all been fantastic cows and have all left a notable mark on our herd. We also currently have a son of VJ Tommie and a son of Phenomenon as two of our breeding bulls. Some may say this is “old school” and centers on long-gone genetics, but some of those  bloodlines from years back have been very proven for many of the strong qualities we admire. Who do you see as the women “pioneers” for the breed and why? I have met so many outstanding women in the Texas Longhorn industry, but the one who has become a true icon for me is Dr. Joyce Kimble. I have been able to get to know Joyce and her family personally over the years and have learned she is a true wealth of knowledge when it comes to talking cows. Her mentors were many of the legends that you recognize from old black & white photos. Always sassy and always opinionated, Joyce took their teachings and her own research and, as a young widow, went on to build an outstanding Texas Longhorn herd over the years. I was particularly proud this past year to be able to head the Scholarship Committee for the South Texas Longhorn Association and be able to put into place a new scholarship funded by STLA and the Kimble Family to honor Joyce Kimble. This award goes to college-age students that are already enrolled in a college or university and want to finish an undergrad  degree or move to a graduate-level degree program. What are your program goals? To always have a healthy and vibrant herd with strong genetic backgrounds. We plan to do more AI work in the coming years and, since we lost Blue Warrior earlier this year, we also plan to acquire another quality breeding bull.

Stacey Schumacher Schumacher Cattle Company How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? I became involved in Texas Longhorns in 2003. I had just moved to the Denton area, and I bought a home on acreage. I needed a tax exemption, but I didn’t want to simply raise cattle for the food chain, so longhorns were a perfect fit. I started with 2 WR bred cattle, and very quickly caught the longhorn bug. Several years later, longhorns helped introduce me to my husband Scott, who I hired to help work on a fence that someone had driven through at my home in Era, TX. Though Scott is a 4th generation commercial cattleman, he very quickly learned all the cows’ names, their babies and began to help me AI my cattle. We became married and now our longhorns are our shared hobby.  Longhorns were even in our wedding photos! What advice would you give to new breeders just starting out?  I think that it’s important to understand that Longhorns are livestock and require the same care as other cattle. They need quality forage, protein supplementation and vaccines on a yearly basis just as other cattle. While they are fun to own, it’s important to not  purchase too many cattle and overgraze your pastures.  Your life will be so much easier if you manage your grass properly. Remember that as cattlemen, we are grass farmers first. Weed spray, fertilize and take care of your grass. It will help owning cattle be so much more enjoyable. Purchasing quality cattle from an established breeder is also very  important. Longhorns should be a joy to own.

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Who is your favorite cow or bull of all time and why? National Treasure is a 1998 Headliner daughter that we just lost due to old age. We owned her in partnership with our great friend and neighbor, Davis Green. For me, National Treasure exemplified everything that I want in a Longhorn cow. She was big bodied, easy to work and had the twist that we love to see in our cattle.  Who do you see as the women “pioneers” for the breed and why? Debbie Bowman, Ann Gravett and Lorinda Valentine really have been pioneers for me. I have so appreciated their friendship and their longevity in the longhorn breed. I have had longhorns for 14 years, and many breeders have come and gone in that time. But those three ladies have continued to be approachable, be successful and be breeders of really quality cattle that we all would like to own. What are your program goals? Our goal is to raise cattle that are calm, easy going, beautiful and a joy to own. We AI a majority of our cattle, so by introducing top genetics into our herd, we try to raise and market cattle that really speak to the care and concern we put into our herd. We work hard to have quality, calm cattle available for sale at all times at a price point that most breeders, even those new to the breed, can purchase and enjoy. Any future projects or events you are participating in? We continue to AI our cattle to breed the very best bulls that we can. We are very active on Facebook with our site for Schumacher Cattle, and we will continue to promote the Texas Longhorn as a viable cattle alternative for those familar with cattle as well a newbies needing pasture art for a new ranch purchase.

Kristin Jaworski - The Fort Worth Herd How did you first become involved with Longhorns and what is your involvement today? I was first introduced to the Longhorn breed through my sister. She was the one who raised Longhorns and I raised Herefords. She belonged to the associations and she started showing. Then we started acquiring Longhorns. We realized that their cows were certainly easier to keep, the calves were a lot easier to calve and so I got interested in the breed that way. Then when I became Trail Boss and Director of the Fort Worth herd, I really had to learn about the Texas Longhorn and got a lot more personal with the breed. When keeping them out in a pasture and working them as needed, they are pretty self-sustaining. It’s very different than dealing with them hands on every single day here at the Stockyards Who do you see as the women “pioneers” for the breed and why? All my knowledge is going to be of the women who had influence in the cattle drives of the late 1800’s. Some were school teachers, some of them were women who were married to trail drivers, some were truly trying to be men and disguised themselves as men on the trail, some of them were widows who were left with Longhorns. The most famous one we talk about is Margaret Borland. She is actually documented as leading a herd of Longhorns along the trail in the late 1800’s and they say she actually drove along the Chisholm Trail to Wichita Kansas and then died of Trail Fever. She’s even in the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Lizzie Johnson was a school teacher well-known for her involvement with Longhorn cattle during that time frame. Molly Goodnight, wife of Charles Goodnight was well known. So you did have women that owned their own herd of Longhorns and had their own brands back then. So women have been instrumental for a long time. To be continued in next month’s issue


TLBAA Events

Make Plans To Attend Longhorn Weekend Each January during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, TLBAA members come from near and far to enjoy Longhorn Weekend. This year we have a fantastic weekend planned featuring the legendary Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Texas Longhorn Sale, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Year End Banquet, the General Membership meeting, and our TLBT & World Qualifying Shows. Longhorn Weekend offers a variety of family friendly activities; there is truly something for everyone! Make your reservations now and boot scoot over to Cowtown, aka Fort Worth, TX. We start the weekend off with a day of planning on Friday with our annual Affiliate Presidents, Board of Directors, and General Membership meetings. Later that evening join us for some fellowship at the Social Hour Reception followed by a night of recognition at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Year End Awards Banquet. We are honored to host Saturday’s Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Texas Longhorn Sale on Saturday January 13th. See pg. 30 for more information. Not able to make it? No problem, sign up for online bidding at www. HiredHandLive.com.

Have you been to a TLBAA show? With an ever-increasing number of participants each year, take advantage of the opportunity to visit with numerous breeders and exhibitors. Check out the TLBT Youth Show on Monday; you will no doubt be impressed with the kids and amazed by the beauty of their animals. Our World Qualifying Open Show closes out the festivities on Tuesday. Add Longhorn Weekend to the attractions of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Stockyards, and you have an endless amount of activities to choose from. Enjoy the games and thrill rides at the Midway or simply stroll through the livestock barns to see a wide variety of animals from rabbits to horses. The FWSSR will have over 200 vendors on site, 15 livestock auctions, numerous shows and of course the Rodeo. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to visit with friends, recognize your fellow breeders, and enjoy all things Longhorn. We hope to see you at the 2018 Longhorn Weekend! For information regarding Longhorn Weekend contact Lindsay Maher at lindsay@tlbaa.org.

The TLBAAAff"iliate Committeeannouncesthe return of the Prince and Princesscompetitionfor 2017with a coupleof new updates:

This year the competitions will be judged solely by the affiliates and there will not be a cumulative point system. The affiliateswill placeeach of the entriesand from thosescoresthe semi-finalistswill be selected.It then becomesa newcontestagain, as previouspointsare erased, and the affiliateswill placethe semi-finalistswith the winnersannouncedin January at the Longhorn weekendbanquet. The entrydeadlinehas beenextendedto allowmore time for the affiliatesto selecttheir animals at summershowsand to get photostaken that complimentthe animal. Competitionis open to: • 2016TLBAAregisteredheifersand bulls • Ownersmust be current activeTLBAAmembersand must belongto the affiliatetheir animal represents. • Entry fee is $100/animaland each affiliateis allowedone entry per competition. • Pictures must be: minimum3 x 5 inches,300 dpi. Must be sent with no compression,at large or originalsize, dependingon your email program's or phone's options • Nothingin the picture's backgroundcan indicatewherethe animal may have won or wherethey are located.Photosare the most important factor in this competitionas the animalsare judged by the picturessubmitted. • Entry deadlineis MondaySeptember25, 2017. • For further informationor any questionspleasecontactTina DuBoseor Deb Lesyk. • Let's make 2017the best year with the most entries ever in the Aff"iliate Competitions.


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January 13,2018 11:00 a.m. WestSaleArena

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Herd Health

Bony and Soft Tissue “Lump Jaw” in Cattle There are two kinds of “lump jaw” in cattle. Softtissue abscesses due to wounds in the mouth and embedded foreign bodies like sharp grass seeds are easy to treat by lancing, draining and flushing, but a bone infection takes diligent efforts to eradicate and treatment may not be successful. Dr. Bill Lias (Interstate Vet Clinic, Brandon, SD) says the bone infections usually involve the lower jaw but occasionally occur on the upper jaw. The causative agent is a bacterium called Actinomyces bovis. The technical term for this bacterial infection is Actinomycosis. Since these bacteria live in the soil and are present in the environment, there must be some kind of penetrating wound in the mouth. A mouth wound could be caused by anything sharp, such as wire (pieces of wire or other foreign material baled up in the feed), chewing on sticks or eating abrasive feed. When there are multiple cases on one farm, it’s usually due to coarse feed, or sharp material in the feed. Bacteria invade through the lesions, and get into the bone. Thus it’s usually a deeper or more penetrating wound than what typically causes a soft tissue abscess. The signs of bony lump jaw show up after the infection gets going in the bone. The infection and inflammation results in a bony enlargement, usually in the area of the central molars. Some of these lumps develop within a few weeks, while others enlarge slowly over several months. Unless treated, the bony infection continues, and the lump keeps getting bigger. It may eventually break through the skin and discharge a little sticky fluid through one or more openings. Lias say the ongoing infection may eventually damage the teeth in that area of the jaw. Affected teeth may become loose and the animal has trouble chewing. Generally it affects the cheek teeth. It can sometimes affect the top bone of the jaw where the top teeth are located—but it usually it occurs in the bottom jawbone. There is a large, slow-growing, firm mass of bone. Bacteria may enter the bone through the dental sockets when young animals are shedding baby teeth, when the permanent molars are starting to come in. “This may be why the condition is seen most often in young cattle, such as 2 and 3 year olds. When baby teeth are being shed, the sockets may be exposed to injury (as from sharp material in the feed) before the new teeth are fully erupted to fill those sockets. This is a site where stickers or other material may poke into them and create a route of entrance for bac32 | September 2017

teria. Both kinds of bacteria (the ones that cause bony lump jaw and the ones that cause soft-tissue abscesses) reside in the cow’s mouth, and any mouth injury may give them opportunity to invade.” Treatment is difficult. “There haven’t been any improvements or new treatments for bony lump jaw. The traditional use of sodium iodide solution, given IV is still one of the better treatments,” says Lias. “Success of treatment hinges on how early this condition is detected. If you catch it early and treat it aggressively there is more chance for success. When there’s already a big bony lump it’s tough to halt the infection.” The owner often wonders whether to treat the cow or sell her. If she’s pregnant they generally want to give her time to have that calf and raise it before they sell her. “Every situation is different. If it’s a young cow and she’s in good shape when you noticing the early signs, she’d be a good candidate to treat. If she’s had 10 calves and has a large, advanced swelling and bony lump on the jaw, you might not want to bother with treatment and just salvage her. You let her raise one more calf if she hasn’t lost too much weight,” he says.


Abscesses in soft tissue are more common, and generally caused by other bacteria, including Actinobacillus, which is sometimes associated with wooden tongue. “Treatment is more successful in these infections. If the animal has a soft tissue abscess you can lance and drain it and the infection will clear up,” says Lias. Systemic antibiotics are generally not needed because it’s a local infection, but this particular bacterium is responsive to penicillin or tetracycline. “The main thing is to open up the abscess and establish drainage. There may be scarring--accumulation of granulation tissue and a residual small bump--but most cases clear up nicely,” he says. Sometimes the abscess will eventually break and drain on its own, but it will heal faster if you can lance and flush it out. There’s not much you can do to prevent these lumps (except avoid weedy hay that contains sharp material like cheat grass seeds or foxtail awns). “Many types of feed can cause abrasions and damage the inner part of the mouth—the gums or cheek tissues, or teeth sockets. Any coarse feed could cause injury. In this part of the country we feed a lot of cornstalks and beanstalks, and there may be fibrous, tough material that could punc-


By Heather Smith Thomas ture the inner parts of the mouth,” he explains. pus that comes readily, flush out the rest with a large sySoft tissue abscesses may occur at any age. “We see ringe. I use a dilute solution of betadine—mixing it with lumps in baby calves if they are chewing on coarse feed, warm water and squirting it into the opening. This will whereas bony lumps don’t appear until later in life—in flush as much of the bacteria as possible out of there, 2-year-olds or older. One way to tell the difference is and allow it to heal,” says Lias. whether the lump is moveable in the soft tissue or firmly attached to the bone. The bony lump is hard and imWOODEN TONGUE IS SOMETIMES mobile—an enlargement of the bone itself—whereas MISTAKEN FOR LUMPY JAW the soft tissue abscess can be moved around under the skin,” he says. This is an infection in the tongue (from injury allow“Often when you palpate those they have a softer ing bacteria to enter) caused by the same bacteria that center and you know there’s pus in there. This center cause soft-tissue abscesses. Some animals with wooden can be lanced and drained. Restrain the animal in a tongue develop multiple abscesses around the head and headgate and tie the head off to the side so it can’t be jaw. “In some instances a case of wooden tongue might moving around while you lance the abscess. If it is low be mistaken for lumpy jaw, because of the abscesses and on the jaw or in the throatlatch area you need to be very difficulty eating,” says Lias. But if an animal with woodcareful to not slice into en tongue has abThe bony lump is hard and immobile scesses they are vital structures like the jugular vein or carotid just in the soft tiswhile the soft tissue abscess can be artery. If you haven’t sue. The animal moved around under the skin. done this before and are has a very firm not comfortable with the procedure, have your veteri- tongue and it’s difficult to move the tongue. narian do it.” The incision should be made at the lower Wooden tongue affects the animal’s ability to eat. edge of the soft area, for best drainage, making a vertical “Often you see the tip of the tongue protruding from the slit (less likely to cut blood vessels than with a horizontal mouth because it is so swollen; the cow can’t pull it back slice). in. Sometimes there will be drooling of saliva because Make a long enough slit that will stay open for drain- the cow can’t keep her mouth closed. If you examine age. “The abscess needs to drain for several days; you the cow, the tongue is very large and firm,” he says. don’t want it sealing over and getting big again. You Since a cow eats by pulling feed into her mouth with the need to be fairly aggressive in how much you open it tongue, she can’t eat very well with this condition and up, or it will close up and you’ll have to do it again,” he loses weight. “Because the infection is in the soft tissue of the says. This might be one reason to have your veterinarian do it if you aren’t experienced. Some people might tongue (and not in bone), it can be treated with antibiotbe too cautious and not open it up enough for adequate ics. The organism is sensitive to either penicillin or tetracycline so these animals can be successfully treated, drainage so it will stay open. Some of these abscesses can become quite large, recover and do well. Something like LA-200 or LA-300 with a lot of pressure and a great deal of pus that will works well because you get longer coverage and don’t squirt out when you lance them. “After draining out the have to treat every day,” he says.


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Nominations Being Accepted for Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame The purpose of the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame is to preserve the great history of the Texas Longhorn cattle breed and to recognize individuals who have had the greatest impact and influence on the breed. Induction into the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual, whose contributions and commitment have truly shaped the breed. NOMINATION CRITERIA Any TLBAA member in good standing may submit a nomination. Nominee must have been an outstanding contributor over a period of years either as a breeder, competitor or contributor to the Texas Longhorn breed. The nominee should have been or is currently a member of the TLBAA. A nominee may be either living or deceased. NOMINATION PROCESS Nomination of an individual must be submitted using the form provided by TLBAF. Incomplete nominations will not be accepted. Materials which may be included with the nomination form are photographs, newspaper or other publication clippings, multimedia items, URL addresses for online videos, competition records from the TLBAA’s HORNS system or other related organizations, reference letters from those who know or knew the nominee, a personal testament from the individual preparing the nomination, or relevant passages from books containing biographical information on the nominee. If these items are sent in, they will not be returned and will become a part of the archives. Nomination forms and supporting materials must be submitted UNBOUND on traditional letter size paper (8.5”x11”). The nomination process considers individuals addressing the following criteria: a. Accomplishments in the Longhorn industry b. National importance within the Longhorn industry c. Contributions made to the Longhorn industry d. Enduring value or historical significance of accomplishments e. Personal qualities (integrity, character, uniqueness) Upon receiving a nomination, the TLBAF office will send acknowledgement. The acknowledgement of materials does NOT indicate a successful nomination. Nominations will be accepted year round; however, a nomination must be received by a deadline of September 15 of each year in order for the committee to consider for the following year. A nomination of a person may be reviewed by the Hall of Fame Committee each year for a maximum of three years; however, the nomination must be resubmitted each year. Upon the completion of the third year, if a nominee has not been selected for induction, then the nominator must wait two complete calendar years before resubmitting that particular nominee to the Hall of Fame Committee for consideration. The Hall of Fame Committee, by a majority vote will select the inductees and be confirmed by a majority vote of the TLBAF Board. INDUCTION CEREMONY An induction ceremony will take place annually at the Hall of Fame banquet, co-hosted by the TLBAF and the TLBAA. Inductees will receive appropriate recognition and awards at the banquet. Inductee will also be showcased in the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame section of the TLBAF Museum (once the building is complete).

Nomination form may be mailed or faxed. 2017 Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame Inductees: Red & Charline McCombs

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Nominations may also be submitted online at www.tlbaa.org Click TLBAA tab, scroll down and click Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame Nomination Form


TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDERS OF AMERICA FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME NOMINATION FORM Nominee’s Name:___________________________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Birth Date:_____________

Date of Death (if applicable)_____________ If nominee is deceased, the nearest living relative is:


Daytime Phone:_____________________

Relationship to Nominee:____________________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Supporting materials and suggested sources for reference in preparation of the nominee’s biographical information should include articles in Texas Longhorn Trails and other periodicals, competition records from TLBAA’S HORNS System or other related organizations, reference letters from those who knew the nominee, and personal testament from the individual preparing the nomination. Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America related activities, offices, honors: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Most prominent Longhorns owned and their achievements: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Other Longhorn industry activities, offices, honors: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Other civic activities and honors: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Other supporting information: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Calling for Nominations for the TLBAA Special Awards The TLBAA special year end awards will be presented during the annual meeting held during Texas Longhorn Weekend in January 2018. All TLBAA active members are encouraged to nominate fellow breeders for these special honors. Nominees will each be verified as active TLBAA members in good standing. Nominations must be in a written format and will include why/how the individual nominated fulfills the criteria of the award. An individual can only be nominated for one award each year. All nominees received and verified will be listed in the November TRAILS, and you the members, will be selecting the overall award winners. Deadline for nomination submissions is September 15, 2017, 5 pm CST. Nominations should be emailed to awards@tlbaa.org. If unable to email, you may fax or mail to the TLBAA office. Think about who you know that deserves to be recognized for a year end award. Remember the deadline for nominations for these awards is September 15, 2017, 5 pm CST. For further information or additional questions please contact Tina DuBose, Affiliate Chairperson. Continue reading for criteria and past winners of these prestigious awards.

The Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award

A native Texan, Dave Evans entered the Texas Longhorn industry in 1977, establishing the Yellow Pine Ranch at Cuchara, CO. He and his wife, Billicarole, quickly became enthusiastic about the breed and additional ranches were purchased to supplement the original ranch. Evans served on the Board of Directors of both the TLBAA and the Mountain & Plains Texas Longhorn Association. He also served terms as TLBAA Vice-President. He was a founding partner and host of the Colorado National Texas Longhorn Sale, a record-breaking event when it started in 1981, which continued to be one of the industry’s major events for many years. From the start, Evans realized the necessity of using the best bulls available in the breed in order to develop a top herd. His goal was to breed for consistent size as well as correctness and outstanding horns. He purchased Texas Ranger JP in 1980, and then Dixie Rebel and Major Investment. In 1986, Evans acquired CT Spoty Ruler, the bull he considered to be the best he’d ever owned. Before his untimely death, Evans had succeeded in breeding a herd of Texas Longhorns that were well recognized in the breed. It is therefore a significant honor to be a recipient of this award, named in honor of this dedicated Longhorn breeder. This award is given to individuals who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of Texas Longhorn cattle through their breeding program.

Past Recipients of the Dave Evans Award 1982 – Babs & Chico Wright 1983 – Jack Montgomery 1984 – Red McCombs 1985 – Ray Moore 1986 – Al Micallef 1987 – Glen W. Lewis 1988 – Dave Evans 1989 – Jerry & Martha Gillespie 1990 – Bob & Linda Moore 1991 – Dr. Joseph Graham 1992 – Dr. L.V. Baker 1993 – Johnnie Hoffman 1994 – Wayne Rumley, Wes & Carrie Hill 1995 – W.O. & Patti Marquess 1996 – El Coyote Ranch 1997 – John T. Baker 1998 – Shady W Ranch 1999 – Bob Coffee 14 | December 2016

2000 – John & Christy Randolph 2001 – Ben Gravett 2002 – Bob Loomis 2003 – John & Diann Chase 2004 – Mike Bowman 2005 – Johnnie Robinson 2006 – Robert and Kim Richey 2007 – Doug Hunt 2008 – Kaso Kety 2009 – Jimmy Jones Dora Thompson 2010 – Brent & Cindy Bolen 2011 – Darlene Aldridge, DVM 2012 – El Coyote Ranch 2013 – Bob Loomis 2015 – Brett & Darcy De Lapp 2016 – Nancy Dunn


Jack Phillips Award The Jack Phillips Award is named after former TLBAA President Jack Phillips who was a quiet, yet forceful presence in the TLBAA. The awards honors individuals who have worked selflessly for the Longhorn and breeders alike, without recognition. It is hoped that Affiliate Presidents will encourage members to nominate individuals who have fulfilled this criteria but all members of the TLBAA are encouraged to makes nominations.

Past recipients of the Jack Phillips Award 1994 – John & Silvia Gams 1995 – Kenneth Archer 1996 – Maudeen Marks & Eileen Day 1997 – Noah & Melba Oliver 1998 – R.L. Slater 1999 – Glen Lewis 2000 – Dorie Damuth 2001 – Charley & Doris Snyder 2002 – David Hartshorn 2003 – Ray Moore 2004 – Morgan Cook, Jr. 2005 – Ronnie Cruce 2006 – Albert G. “Pete” Boyce, Jr. 2007 – Trigg & Traci Moore 2008 – Steve & Bodie Quary 2009 – Steven Zunker 2010 – Donnie Taylor 2011 – Elmer Rosenberger 2012 – Kim & Robert Richey 2013 – Dale Hunt & Sherrill Caddel 2014 – Geoff Dawson, Tina Stewart & Charlene Musgrove 2015 – Rodger & Bonnie Damrow 2016 – Joe Sedlacek

Elmer Parker Lifetime Award

Lifetime Devotion to the Texas Longhorn Breed and Its Breeders

Elmer Parker was a longtime employee and manager of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge Longhorn herd. Parker joined the staff at the Refuge in 1946, learning from the previous Longhorn managers: Earl Drummond, Heck Schrader and Joe Bill Lee. In 1968, he took over the responsibilities of the Longhorns at the Refuge and continued until his retirement in 1981. Thus, the continuity of Longhorn expertise at the Refuge continued for more than half a century. The Parker Brown color designation on Longhorn registrations was named after Elmer Parker – the dark brown, almost black color, with lighter dorsal stripe, was one of his favorite colors. This award honors those members, who have been dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Longhorn breed, qualities that Parker was known for.

Past Recipients of the Elmer Parker Award 1987 – J.G. “Jack” Phillips 1988 – Dave Evans 1989 – J.W. Isaacs 1990 – Charles Schreiner III 1991 – Eddie Wood 1992 – F.M. “Blackie” Graves 1993 – Dan. O. Coates 1994 – Leonard Stiles 1995 – Johnnie Hoffman 1996 – Walter B. Scott 1997 – Col. Fraser West 1998 – Linda Moore/ Harvey Rasmussen 1999 – Owen McGill 2000 – Charlene Semkin

2001 – Dan W. Coates 2002 – Bob Moore 2003 – Tim Miller 2004 – T.M. Smith 2005 – H.C. Carter 2006 – Sherman Boyles 2007 – Harvey Rassmussen 2008 – Dr. Bob Kropp 2009 – Michael McLeod 2010 – Joe & Lorinda Valentine 2011 – Maurice Ladnier 2012 – Dr. Joyce Kimble 2013 – Kaso Kety 2015 – John Allen 2016 – Wes Watson

Mel Raley Rising Star Mel Raley will always be remembered as a shining star for the TLBAA because of his ability to share his vast knowledge of the Longhorn breed with new members. This special recognition is awarded to those who have been an active member of the TLBAA for less than five years and through involvement and sustained enthusiasm have made a positive impact on their peers and on the Longhorn breed.

Past Recipients of the Mel Raley Rising Star Award 1999 – Barry & Jeanne Carter Gray 2000 – Gary “Cowboy” & Kendra Kelley 2001 – Joel & Shirley Lemley 2002 – Zech Dameron, III 2003 – Glen & Larry Smith 2004 – Danny & Carole Phillips 2005 – Rebecca Rhodes 2006 – John & Brenda Oliver 2007 – Bruce & Susan Easterly 2008 – Randy Briscoe 2009 – Matt Westmoreland 2010 – Jay & Suzanne Faske 2011 – Danny & Merrilou Russell 2012 – Greg Franks 2013 – Kyle & Whitney Mayden 2016 – James & Paula Wilkins

TLBAA Year-End Awards Nomination Form TLBAA is now accepting nominations to four important annual awards. Each award encompasses different characteristics, values and contributions to the Texas Longhorn industry. Nominations must describe in detail how the nominee fulfills the criteria of the award. Name-only nominations will not be accepted. Nominees must be active TLBAA members in good standing.

THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 15, 2017, 5 p.m. CST. The recipients of these awards will be honored as part of the Texas Longhorn Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact TLBAA at 817-625-6241 for more information.

Your Name: _________________________________________________________TLBAA Number__________________ Your Contact Number: ________________________________________________________________________________ Nominee’s Name: ____________________________________________________TLBAA Number__________________ Nominee Contact Number: ___________________________________________________________________________ Which award are they being nominated for? _____________________________________________________________ How and why does the nominee fulfill the described criteria of the award? (Please limit comments to 450 wods) __________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ ___________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Use Additional Paper if Needed – If multiple nominations are received for an individual, the comments will be combined into one set of criteria. Please submit photo(s) of nominee with this nomination.

Return completed form to awards@tlbaa.org. If you are unable to email, you may fax or mail to the TLBAA office. P.O. Box 4430, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 817.625.6241 • 817.625.1388 Fax



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Over 50 people attended the annual Summer Get Together general meeting of the ETLA and judging seminar at the home of Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower on July 15th. Officers elected were President - Keith DuBose, Vice-President - Joel Norris, Secretary - Amy Weatherholtz, and Treasurer - Lana Hightower. New Board of PRESIDENT directors elected were Larry Ferguson, Heather Fisher and Brenda Oliver. KEITH DUBOSE New ETLA affiliate membership are: Conni Collins - Ben Wheeler, William DUBOSETINA@YAHOO.COM & LaVon Merrit -Orange, TX,  Krystal McCullough - Beaumont, TX,  Heather Smith - Mansfield TX, Dawn Stephens - Burleson, TX, Mrs Mathews - Mansfield, TX, Dr James & Diana Richardson Grandview, TX, Derick & Claudia Schaefer - Dallas, TX. And many more members renewing their active memberships!  The ETLA would like to send a huge Thank You to Dick Wier and the JP show team for presenting the heifers for the evaluation for the judging seminar. A thank you to the presenters, Keith DuBose and Lana Hightower for their presentation of Longhorn breed guidelines for the heifers and the bulls ETLA has two shows in the next few months - make sure we see you at the shows. East Texas State Fair is Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 in Tyler, Tx and Kaufman Police Association is November 17 - 19 in Athens, TX 


Thank you to everyone that attended our annual meeting and banquet last month. It is always a good time to have that many longhorn folks under the same roof (80 folks in attendance). Lot’s of fellowship and lots of great stories told. That was the end of our fiscal year. Our officers and directors for this coming year are: RICK FRIEDRICH Directors: President, Rick Friedrich; Vice President, Kathy Lewis; Treasurer, PRESIDENT Jennifer Francis; 2nd Treasurer, Kevin Kelly; Secretary, Leigh Salsbury RICK@RIVERRANCHLONGHORNS Terms Expiring June 2017: Steve Azinger, Mindy Yabarra, Susan Young, Kathy Lewis Terms Expiring June 2018: Stephen Head, Charlotte Hamilton, Dr. Lou Shields, Marion Woolie Terms Expiring June 2019: Ron Hamilton, Ann Thornton, Tierney Leopard, Felicia Jones Terms Expiring June 2020: Steve Azinger, Mindy Yabarra, Helen Bedford, Susan Young


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The Canadian National Show in Red Deer, Alberta was a very successful show. Although entries were down due to the wildfires and drought affectting some of our breeders, the members presented a great group of cattle to our judge, Cody Himmelreich of Dayton, Texas. DEREK OVERLID Grand Champion Female went to OT Annie De, a five year old cow PRESIDENT with heifer calf at side owned by One Tree Rancing, Gordon and Charlene 306-821-1800 Musgrove of Patricia, Alberta. The Grand Champion buckle was worn proudly by Gordon after the show for all of us to enjoy! This beautiful cow also won the Australian Perpetual trophy presented on behalf of the Texas Longhorn Australia affiliate and presented by Geoff and Belinda Dawson of Gunnedah, NSW, who were guests at the show. Reserve Grand Champion Female went to Dancing to Success 66, a yearling heifer owned by Deb Lesyk and Dwight Overlid, Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan. This heifer also went to on to win the second portion of the CTLA Triple Crown Futurity. Grand Champion Bull was awarded to Wildgrass 26, a yearling bull owned by the Double D Arena and this yearling went on to win the first round of the CTLA Double Crown Bull Futurity against 12 other strong yearling bulls. Reserve Grand Champion Bull was won by RG Power Point 74E a solid bull calf owned by Clinton Bezan, Rio Grande Grazing Co. Rimbey, Alberta. Grand Champion Steer was a junior steer “JJ” owned by MSW Farms, Mark and Tina Stewart of Ponoka, Alberta. Reserve Grand Champion Steer was awarded to 7A Sirloin another junior steer owned by Allemand Ranches of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. A big thank you to the show and futurity sponsors and all the members that helped back in the pens to keep the classes organized. It takes many helpers to make a loose show run smoothly. Thank you to Cody for spending the weekend in “cooler” Canada and sharing information and his Longhorn expertise with all the breeders. Our next CTLA events are the TLBAA Horn measuring event in September and the final portions of our yearling futurities in conjunction with the Ponoka sale in October.


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Forage Quality Photo Guide: Evaluating Diet Quality Selected by Grazing Beef Cattle Using Photographic Guidelines Courtesy of AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M System: Robert K. Lyons, Richard V. Machen and Jerry W. Stuth, Associate Professor and Extension Range Specialist, Associate Professor and Extension Livestock Specialist, and Professor - Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management, The Texas A&M University System.

Both animal productivity and ranch profitability can be affected by the nutritional management of grazing beef cattle. Management of beef cattle nutrition should be based on the quantity and quality of forage, as well as animal considerations such as body condition score, physiological status and production goals. However, estimating the quality of forage consumed by grazing animals is difficult. First, the quality of forage changes seasonally. Second, in rangeland environments, animals can choose from numerous plant species and select specific plant parts. This selectivity frequently changes the diet composition and makes it difficult to tell exactly what these animals are eating. For some time, it has been recognized that a relationship exists between forage quality and the physical appearance of feces of grazing cattle. Grazing cattle primarily eat grasses and forbs (herbaceous broadleaf plants). New plant growth, mostly leaves, contains high levels of easily digestible compounds such as proteins, sugars

This dropping indicates a forage crude protein greater than 20 percent and digestibility of 70 percent to 80 percent. The dropping forms around whatever is beneath it, with little shape of its own. Also, notice the dark green color. The high-quality forage is typically associated with cool-season winter forages such as small grains or ryegrass. Nutrient (protein and energy) availability exceeds the cattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements for maintenance, growth or lactation.

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and lipids. New plant growth has very little fiber in the form of cellulose or cellulose-lignin complexes. Therefore, cattle droppings that result from the consumption of immature, high quality forages tend to fall to the ground in relatively shapeless deposits. As grasses mature, the fibrous content increases and the appearance of the cattle droppings reflects a lower quality diet that is high in fiber. To interpret the relationship between forage quality and fecal appearance, the following Photo Guide to Forage Quality can be used. The guide features four broad forage quality categories that are indicators of forage quality. Forage quality categories are divided on a crude protein basis because this approach provides the clearest relationship to visual changes in droppings. Some overlap of digestibility values exists between the middle two crude protein levels. Forage quality estimates were obtained using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) fecal analysis. While this guide serves as, and is meant to be, a general indicator of forage diet quality, more precise estimates can be obtained through NIRS fecal analysis.

Forage Quality and Nutritional Management Forage quality must be interpreted in relation to the status of the animals being managed. Be sure to consider the animal physiological status (dry, lactating, growing), body condition score (to determine performance goals), and production goals (maintenance versus gain). Body condition scores are good nutritional management indicators. These scores reflect past forage quality and quantity levels, but they also indicate future management needs. Forage quality is important, but so is forage availability. There are several indicators that may provide clues to forage availability.

This dropping indicates a forage crude protein level between 10 percent and about 17 percent and a digestibility of 61 percent to 67 percent. Notice the slight crater-like appearance in the surface of this sample. In the 10 percent to 13 percent crude protein range, small folds may be present in the dropping. Supplementation, or the addition of protein and energy to the diet, is not required for mature cows. Forage, which creates droppings like this, should support 1 pound to 1.5 pounds average daily gain on heifers and steers.


This dropping indicates a forage crude protein level between 6 percent and 9 percent. Digestibility is from 58 percent to 63 percent; a slight overlap with the crude protein level of 10 percent to 17 percent. At this forage quality level, a dropping exhibits flat folds. As forage quality increases within this range, the folds become smaller. This dropping indicates that forage quality is adequate to supply maintenance requirements for mature cows. Minimal weight gain in replacement heifers and stocker cattle should be expected.

Cattle have strong forage preferences. Even though grass is their preferred food, some grasses are more palatable and cattle will search for these specific grasses. Having “a lot of grass” does not necessarily mean cattle will perform at the desired level if very little of the desired grass is available. Cattle diets typically consist of more than 80 percent grass and other herbaceous plants. Cattle are not efficient at eating browse (leaves of woody plants) and normal diets usually contain less than 7 percent browse. If cattle spend time eating browse, it is a good indicator that available forage is limited. Performance most likely will suffer once browse in the diet reaches 10 percent. Cattle have fairly definite grazing patterns. Typically, there are three major daily grazing periods— long periods at dawn and late afternoon and a short one near midnight. Cattle graze to fill a need for quantity. Cattle grazing in the midday summer heat probably do not have enough grass to meet their needs. Note that increased levels of activity can result in loose droppings. Evaluate the consistency of cattle droppings only after a rest period.


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Date bred, March.............................. Date to return, March...................... Date of Calving, December............ Date bred, April................................. Date to return, April......................... Date of Calving, January................ Date bred, May.................................. Date to return, May.......................... Date of Calving, February............... Date bred, June................................ Date to return, June........................ Date of Calving, March................... Date bred, July.................................. Date to return, July.......................... Date of Calving, April....................... Date bred, August............................ Date to return, August..................... Date of Calving, May....................... Date bred, September..................... Date to return, September............. Date of Calving, June...................... Date bred, October.......................... Date to return, October.................. Date of Calving, July........................ Date bred, November...................... Date to return, November.............. Date of Calving, August..................

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 — — — 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 — — — 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 — — —

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 October 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 November 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 — 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 — 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 —

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Classifieds Cattle For Sale


Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX 817-991-9979


THATE Cattle Company

Your source for big-horned cattle in the North— utilizing the right bloodlines to produce the horn. Fairmont, Minnesota


Cattle For Sale Diamond A – registered Texas Longhorns-cows and heifers for sale. 830-992-9155 dewarner@ ctesc.net

OLIVER LONGHORNS www.oliverlonghorns.com

Cattle for Sale “To God Be The Glory”




Beaver creek longhorns - Check our new website with “Super Sales” and herd-reduction prices. Tazman (Gunman) genetics. Carole Muchmore, Ponca City, OK 580-765-9961, www.beavercreeklonghorns.com

Our herd has been closed to outside genetics for over a decade. The very best Butler quality available in the breed. Robert King at 210-827-6700 or rking6700@gmail.com

Small Registered Longhorn Herd For Sale 1 Bull, 6 Cows, 1 Bull Calf, 1 Heifer Calf Call 409-382-3096 for more information.

RUIDOSO, NM - EAGLE CREEK RANCH – 3-in-1 package with heifer calf by Victory Lap cow bred back to Jet Black Chex; yearling herd sire prospect by Clear Point; yearling heifer by Over Kill. (806) 797-6358

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

918-855-0704 • Sallisaw, OK


Bob King Ranches

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WANTED – 24-32 ft. goose-neck trailer used for hauling longhorn. Call 580-335-4126. REG. TEXAS LONGHORNS FOR SALE - Great selection of heifers, herd sire prospects, bulls, cows & pairs...... Offspring of Rip Saw, now 851/2” TTT. We offer lots of horn and color and a lot of variety in bloodlines because we have over 300 longhorns and we’ve been breeding up for a long time. We have over 40 really nice herd sire prospects and over 40 beautiful heifers available. We are using 7 top quality bulls. We’re about 20 minutes off the E TX line below Shreveport in NW LA. I also have straight BUTLERS. New Breeders Welcome!

Dora Thompson Tel 318-872-6329


Realestate 2,200 Acre Improved Ranch Tillman County, Oklahoma Irrigation & Pivot Excellent Fences Coastal & Midland & Bluestem Grasses Borders North Fork of Red River 400 Commercial Home-Raised Black Angus Cows Now Calving, with Approximately 325 Babies Presently on the Ground 25 Registered Black Angus Bulls Commercial Watering Areas with Concrete Slabs & Freeze-Proof Water Systems Ranch May be Purchased Separately or With Cattle Shown by Appointment Only; Owner Retiring Contact: Brink Auction & Realty 580-335-4126 brinkauction@gmail.com P O Box 928 Frederick, OK 73542

The wide genetic range of our latest heifers and young bull crops will inspire your admiration! They are proof of a successful 36 year quest for a consistent, outstanding breeding program of traditional/progressive cattle. They graze the pastures at Magnolia and Gun Barrel City, TX and look forward to meeting visitors. Top cattle of all ages are available at reasonable prices.

Trade & Barter TRADE YOUR LONGHORNS – We’ll take your bulls and steers in trade for cows, heifers, pairs, herd sires or semen from breed’s top quality bulls. Stonewall Valley Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Days 512-454-0476 / Weekends 830-644-2380.

The Longhorn life just gets better!! Call or visit…we have outstanding bulls, cows, heifers and steers for sale at reasonable prices. Please call any of us to schedule a visit to each ranch. We love to talk Longhorns! Cattle always available at all times. Reasonable prices. For information or to schedule a tour at either of our ranch locations, please call: Dorie Damuth - Flying D Longhorn Ranch 40206 Community Rd. • Magnolia, TX 77354 281-356-8167 • fax: 281-356-2751 dorie27@sbcglobal.net • www.damuthflyingdranch.com


FMB Land & Cattle LLC Custom Hauling...Shows....Sales 8ft wide Trailer for Longhorn Care Ron Bailey 254.534.1886 Rodney Brown 682.220.8501

Scott Damuth, Legal Counsel • Shery Damuth, Vineyard Consultant sdamuth@damuthlaw.com • Gun Barrel City, TX Law office: 903-887-0088 • Fax: 903-887-2925 Scott Cell: 214-546-3681 • Shery Cell: 940-393-0991

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Cattle For Sale


Advertising Index —A—


Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................9

Lightning Longhorns..................................45

American Livestock.....................................39

Little Ace Cattle Co....................................... 9

Arch Acres.................................................... 44

Lone Wolf Ranch.........................................45

Astera Meadows..........................................45

Longhorn Sale Pen...................................... 41


Lucas Ranch.................................................44

Bar H Ranch..................................................44

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Beadle Land & Cattle............................. 9, 44

McGuire Land & Cattle...............................45

Big Valley Longhorns..................................44

McLeod Ranch...............................................9

Bolen Longhorns.......................................IBC

Moriah Farms...............................................45

BPT Longhorns.............................................. 9

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Buckhorn Cattle Co....................................45

Oak Hill Farms..............................................33

Bull Creek Ranch......................................... 13


Butler Listings................................................ 9

P & C Cattle Pens........................................39



Caballo Bravo Longhorns..........................44

Rio Vista Ranch.............................................. 9

Cedarview Ranch.............................. IFC, 44

Rockin Hil Longhorns.................................44


Send us your photo with a funny caption included! Send your photo with caption to: Texas Longhorn Trails, Attn. Myra, • P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, Texas 74564 or myra@tlbaa.org (Email entries should include address.) Photo may be used in a future issue due to number of responses

Champion Genetics....................................42

Rockin I Longhorns.....................................45

Christa Cattle Co........................................... 9

Rocking P Longhorns.................................. 9


Rocky Mountain Longhorns.............. 15, 44

“So, you want date my daughter?!”

Dalgood Longhorns...................................... 9

Rolling D Ranch...........................................44

DCCI Equipment......................................... 41

Ross Ranch Horns.......................................45

Diamond Q Longhorns..............................45

Running Arrow Longhorns........................ 41

Thanks to Tony Nelson & Monica Cooper, Splendora, TX for the submission

Diann Chase LH Scholarship Expo......... FC


Dickinson Cattle Co................................... BC

Safari B Ranch..............................................45


DK Longhorn Ranch...................................44

Sand Hills Ranch......................................7, 44

Double A Longhorns..................................45

Singing Coyote Ranch...............................45


SS Longhorns...............................................45

El Coyote Ranch.............................................1

Star Creek Ranch.....................................5, 45

End of Trail Ranch.................................11, 44

Stotts Hideaway Ranch..............................45

Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic.......... 30-31

Struthoff Ranch............................................45



Four Color Press..........................................41

T Bar W Ranch...............................................3

Flying Diamond Ranch...............................44

Thate Cattle Co............................................. 9


TLBAA Horn Showcase................. 21, 23-25

Helm Cattle Co............................................45

Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................ 9

Hickman Longhorns...................................45

Triple S Bar Ranch.......................................45

Husky Branding Irons.................................42

Man88! YourHerd

TS Adcock Longhorns................................45

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J.T. Wehring Family Ranch........................45

Underwood Longhorns............................ 44

Jack Mountain Ranch............................ 9, 45

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Walker, Ron................................................. 45

King, Terry & Tammy...................................44

Westfarms Inc................................................9

Kittler Land & Cattle....................................44

Wichita Fence Company...........................42

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SEPTEMBER 2 • Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety 985-674-6492 or Michael McLeod 361-771-5355. SEPTEMBER 2-3 • Sanders County Fair Longhorn Show, Sander County Fairground, Plains, MT. Entry Deadline Aug. 10th. Shannon Kearney, rockingkbartranch@hughes.net or 509-684-2963. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 3 • Colorado State Fair, State Fair Grounds, Pueblo, CO. Entry Deadline Aug. 1st. Lana Pearson, lana14338@gmail.com or 719-740-0741. Qualify Haltered, Free, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 4 • Colorado State Fair, State Fair Grounds, Pueblo, CO. Entry Deadline Aug. 1st. Kenny Richardson, krichardson@aol.com or 970-352-3054. Qualify Haltered, Free, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 8-9 • Deep South Shootout, Laurel Magnolia Center, Laurel, MS. Entry Deadline Sept 1st. Contact Chris Lindsey, clindsey04@yahoo. com or 601-319-8296. Qualify Haltered & Youth. SEPTEMBER 8-9 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale, River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259 or rick@riverranchlonghorns.com. Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com SEPT 8-10 West Texas Fair & Rodeo, West Texas Longhorn Association, Taylor County Expo Center, Abilene, TX. Entry Deadline August 22nd. Catherine Morris, www.morriscatran@taylorel.net or 325-829-9219. Qualified Haltered, Free, Trophy Steers, Points Only, Miniatures, & Youth. Please send online entries to www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com. SEPTEMBER 9 • 19th Annual World Qualifying Texas Longhorn Show, Expo New Mexico (Albuquerque State Fair Grounds), Albuquerque, NM. Entry Deadline Aug. 1st. Clay Bailey/ Terry Whalen, tjs.longhorns@ gmail.com, 505-220-2217 or 505-238-8166. Qualify Haltered & Free. SEPTEMBER 10 • Spokane NWLA Interstate Fair Show, Spokane, WA. Contact Sheryl Johnson 503-349-4985 or j5longhorns@yahoo.com. Qualify Free, Haltered, and Youth. SEPTEMBER 9 • Spokane Interstate Fair Longhorn Show, Spokane Fairground, Spokane Valley, WA. Entry Deadline Aug. 15th. Shannon Kearney, rockingkbartranch@hughes.net or 509-684-2963. QualifyingHaltered, Free, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 15-16 • Elite Futurity, Enid, OK. L.D. McIntyre 308-750-8384, tejas@mcintyreranches.com. Kevin Bryant (580) 254-1864, cactus254@gmail.com. Joe Dowling 979-271-0277, dowlingjoe@yahoo.com SEPTEMBER 22-23 • Fort Worth Stockyards Sale, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Lorinda Valentine, panthercreekranch@att.net or 270-996-7046. SEPTEMBER 25 • Central Washington Fair Longhorn Show, Central Washington Fairgrounds, Yakima, WA. Entry Deadline Sept. 1st. Shannon Kearney, rockingkbartranch@hughes.net or 509-684-2963. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 28-30 • Tulsa State Fair, OK Ford Dealers Arena - Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK. Entry deadline 9/1/17. David Edwards (918) 5570364 or dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@gmail.com. Qualifying Free, Haltered and Youth. SEPTEMBER 29-OCT 1 • East Texas State Fair, East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Entry Deadline Aug. 28th. John & Brenda Oliver, joliver210@ yahoo.com or 972-268-0083. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPTEMBER 29-OCT 1 • TLBAA Horn Showcase Satellite Measurings, Locations will be announced as they are confirmed. SEPTEMBER 30 • Central Washington Fair Longhorn Show, Central Washington Fairgrounds, Yakima, WA. Entry Deadline Sept. 1st. Shannon Kearney, rockingkbartranch@hughes.net or 509-684-2963. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 30 • B&C 39th Fall Longhorn Sale, Grand River Livestock Market, Tina, MO. Contact Shawn Sayre or Bill Sayre 660-734-8782, 660-734-0827 or visit www.sayreauction.com


OCTOBER 5-8 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Amy

Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org October 6 - Horn Showcase Heifer Sale October 7 - Horn Showcase Sale OCTOBER 6-8 • State Fair of Texas Longhorn Show, State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX. Entry Deadline Sept. 1st. Trigg & Traci Moore, Traci@Triple-T-Longhorns.com & Trigg@MooreHomeandRanch.com or 817-832-8742 & 254-396-5592. Qualify Youth & Open Haltered, Nonqualifying Haltered Trophy Steers.

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Coming Events

OCTOBER 11 • Nile Livestock Longhorn Show, Metra Park, Billings, MT. Entry Deadline Sept. 1st online through the Nile. Toby Johnson, 307-674-4691. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. OCTOBER 12-14 • Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo, Extract Event Center, Waco, TX. Entry Deadline September 15th. Enter online at www.hotfair. com. Rick & Cori Garcia, rafter-m-ranch@hughes.net or (479) 381-8331. Qualifying Haltered, Youth, Trophy Steers and Miniatures OCTOBER 18 • N.I.L.E. Show, Metra Park, Billings, MT. Entry Deadline Sept. 6th. Contact Toby Johnson, 307-674-4691 or 307-751-1315. Qualify Free, Haltered, and Youth. OCTOBER 27-29 • Ark-La-Tex Longhorn Breeders Annual Fall Show, George Henderson Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Jessica Wade, 903-9485194. Qualifying Haltered, Free &Youth, Trophy Steers, Miniatures.


NOVEMBER 9-12 • State Fair of Louisiana, Fair Grounds, Shreveport, LA. Peggy Swindle, www.statefairoflouisiana.com or 318-635-1361. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Trophy Steers. NOVEMBER 17-19 Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson County Fairgrounds, Athens, TX. Entry Deadline Nov. 1st. Joel Norris, joel1983@embarqmail.com or 972-533-4945. Qualify Haltered, Free, Free, & Miniatures. NOVEMBER 18 • Texas Longhorn Production, Consignment & Ranch Horse Fall Select Sale. Crossroads Centre, Oyen AB. Ron Walker 403548-6684 or cell 403-528-0200 walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com www.walkerslonghorns.com. NOVEMBER 19 • Tri-State Longhorn Sale. Crawford, NE. Art or Haley Anders 308-665-2457


DECEMBER 8-10 • Holiday Longhorn Extravaganza, Wise Co Fairgrounds, Decatur, TX. Entry Deadline November 24th. Contact Tina cook, trcook65@gmail.com or 940-399-7993. Qualifying Haltered & Youth.; Trophy Steers; 2 Points Only


JANUARY 12-16 • TLBAA’s Longhorn Weekend, Fort Worth, TX, Lindsay Maher 817-625-6241 or Lindsay@tlbaa.org. Friday 1/12- Annual Membership Meeting, Hall of Fame Ceremony, Banquet Saturday 1/13- 11am Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale Monday 1/15- 9am TLBT Youth Show Tuesday 1/16- 5pm TLBAA Open Show .

MARCH 2018

MARCH 4-6 • Houston Livestock & Rodeo, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Youth, Open, & Trophy Steer. Lindsay Maher 817-625-6241 or Lindsay@ tlbaa.org. MARCH 9-11 • NTLBA Spring Show, Hopkins County Expo Center, Sulphur Springs, TX. Entry Deadline TBD. Contact John & Brenda Oliver 972-268-0083 or joliver210@yahoo.com. Qualify Free, Haltered, and Youth. MARCH 23-25 • OTLA Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Entry Deadline March 9th. Contact David Edwards, 918557-0364 or dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@gmail.com. Qualifying Free, Haltered, and Youth and Points Only Youth. MARCH 30 • B&C 40th Spring Longhorn Sale, Grand River Livestock Market, Tina, MO. Contact Shawn Sayre or Bill Sayre 660-734-8782, 660-734-0827 or visit www.sayreauction.com

APRIL 2018

APRIL 6-7 • Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine panthercreekranch@att. com 270-996-7046 or Lori McCarty hvauction@gmail.com 817-9918825. hudsonvalentineauctions.com APRIL 13-14 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale Llano, TX. Buba Bollier 325-2476249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com.

May 2018

MAY 5-6 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger 210-445-8798 or dodgeram52@yahoo.com. www.redmccombslonghorns.com



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We Are BAckWArd Nearly all Texas Longhorn ads show the front parts, but seldom the hinder ones. Here at Dickinson Cattle Co we have been working for 50 years to increase/enlarge both ends. Both ends are real important. Look at some of our great sires that were appreciated for both ends at the same time.

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If you have cattle a little "lacking in the hinder parts" the DCC bulls can help. Use the 50 years of 100% performance tested genetics and get it all, front, "hinder," and in the middle. Now that it is available in packages of over a ton and over 90" T2T - just take it all and run with it. The pioneering has been done. Semen and breeding stock available.

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D ICKINSON CATTLE CO LLC 35000 Muskrat tt Barnesville, Ohio 43713 740 758 5050  information@texaslonghorn.com  www.texaslonghorn.com

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